New research shows brain damage caused by the loss of a single copy of a gene during early neurodevelopment can cause a permanent behavioral and intellectual problems.
Genes alone don't determine how the cerebral cortex grows into separate functional areas. Input from the thalamus is also crucially required, a new study suggests.
BigBrain, a 3-D reconstruction of a complete human brain, shows the brain's anatomy in microscopic detail.
Researchers have identified a molecular program which spurs the growth of neuronal output connections.
Using a line of genetically modified mice, researchers discover boosting acetylcholine can disturb cognitive function.
Researchers develop a flexible carbon-nanotube 'harpoon' to study individual brain neurons. The 'brain harpoon' harnesses the electromechanical properties of carbon nanotubes to capture the electrical signals generated by single neurons.
Examining the brains of Drosophila fruit flies, researchers discover a novel stem cell mechanism which could help explain how neurons form in humans.
A new study reveals how the production of p75NTR protein oscillates in time with the body's natural circadian rhythm and how these oscillations help regulate vital metabolic functions. The findings offer an insight into how circadian rhythm helps maintain the body's overall metabolic health.
Researchers have identified the different brain regions and interactions involved in accents and impersonations.
Researchers have mapped the activity of brain cells in the mushroom body of flies conditioned to have Pavlovian behavioral responses to different odors. The findings suggest the activity of as few as 25 neurons are required to be able to distinguish between different odors.