UC Irvine researchers have identified the perforant path in humans with the diffusion tensor imaging technique.
UCL neuroscientists have shown that a single neuron, and even a single dendrite, can respond differently to unique sequences of input.
This research shows that the loss of connections in the corpus collosum could be partly responsible for slower response times seen in older animals and humans due to too much crosstalk and confusion between the brain hemispheres.
New research points to a DNA sequence that causes the DUX4 gene to become more active in producing proteins that are toxic to muscle cells, leading to a form of muscular dystrophy.
Researchers at the UTMB, Galveston are calling for traumatic brain injury to be defined and managed as a chronic disease.
A new study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience has proven that moderate exercise can help to enhance connectivity in brain circuits. Additionally, exercise can help to improve cognition and combat decline in brain functions associated with aging.
New research released from the University of Florida suggests the production of new nerve cells within the Hippocampus could prevent memory loss and assist in improving memory.
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have examined the function of neuron diversity and discovered that diversity is vital to comprehensive brain function. The study explored how specific neurons process complex stimuli and code information.
Researchers have discovered the brain enters and leaves states of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness through different processes. The study suggests both forward and reverse paths through which induced unconsciousness dissipates and arrives are not identical. Noted was a delay in returning to a state of consciousness even after levels of anesthetic diminish.
Neuroscience researchers suggest that utilizing fMRI studies could help to provide biomarkers for the diagnosis of depression. A recent fMRI study of patients with depression showed marked abnormal activations in the medial prefronal cortex. Researchers believe that by identifying the neurobiological markers for depression, psychiatrists can tailor medications and therapies to suit the needs of individual patients.