Researchers have discovered some surprising insights about the process of axonal pruning. The findings could provide clues about the processes underlying some neurological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
A new study identifies the distinct roles each calcium channel plays in controlling blood flow to the brain.
Human neurons have fewer ion channels compared to other animals. The reduced number of ion channels may have allowed the human brain to divert energy to other neural processes, researchers say.
Neurons in the basal forebrain are responsible for our ability to swiftly halt a planned behavior, a new study reports.
A new study reports new nerve cell connections on sensory cells could contribute to age related hearing loss.
High resolution imaging reveals the human cerebellum is 80% of the area of the cortex. The findings indicate this area of the brain likely grew larger as human behavior and cognition evolved.
Researchers have developed a new 3D microneedle nanoscale tipped electrode that exceeds the range of conventional nanotube based intracellular devices.
Researchers have identified electrical activity in the brain that is specific to the start of migraines. The new study reports spreading depolarization can be seen as a migraine begins, and an electrical current can be used to stop it in its tracks.
Amyloid beta has been implicated in blocking endocannabinoids in the hippocampus; impairing learning and memory long before Alzheimer's plaques form in the brain.