When fruit flies experience an unexpected change in its surroundings, serotonin produced in the ventral nerve cord slows the insect down. The findings may shed light on the neurobiological mechanisms of human startle response.
A new auditory attention decoding device allows people to selectively hear specific people in crowded environments.
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.
Glioma brain tumors disrupt neural synchrony between bilateral cortical regions. The findings provide new insight into the association between seizures and tumor progression.
Cannabis use during youth enhances sensitivity to cocaine from the first exposure, a new rat study finds.
A new mouse study reveals a small cluster of interneurons in the hippocampus help the brain remember the places that matter the most. The findings could have implications for future studies of psychiatric disorders.
Researchers report becoming consciously aware of a decision conforms to the same mechanism the brain goes through to complete a simple decision.
A new study reveals the somatosensory cortex plays a complex role in memory and reward learning.
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.
In early stages of ALS, autophagy helps to suppress disease progression, but accelerates the spread as the disease enters into later stages, researchers report.