Researchers have identified a gene that allows serotonin neurons to spread their branches throughout the brain. Mice lacking this gene showed entangled neuron branches and signs of depression.
A new study sheds light on how neurons in the motor cortex communicate with muscles and drive motion. Using optogenetics, the researchers discovered the motor cortex communicates with muscles differently, depending on the type of movement an animal makes.
Researchers report becoming consciously aware of a decision conforms to the same mechanism the brain goes through to complete a simple decision.
A lack of adaptability in hippocampal place cells could be key to memory deficits in schizophrenia, researchers report.
In early stages of ALS, autophagy helps to suppress disease progression, but accelerates the spread as the disease enters into later stages, researchers report.
A new study upends traditional models of how the brain constructs interpretations of the outside world, revealing that the brain uses a reverse order of processing to recall visual information.
A new study sheds light on key aspects of nervous system development.
Researchers say findings about how dopamine affects the initiation of movement could pave the way for the development of new treatments for Parkinson's and other movement related disorders.
According to researchers, the brain learns to reproduce brain activity patterns that lead to reward. The findings could lead to new avenues for treating addiction and OCD, researchers report.
A new computational model sheds light on the complexity of smell identification. Researchers report different brains know how to associate new similar odors, so long as they have experienced an overlap in odors over their lifetime.
A new study reports altering activity in the amygdala can eliminate cravings for sweet foods. Researchers believe the findings could help develop new treatments for eating disorders.