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02.03.2021
Neuroscience Basics
IHNA starts the theoretical course

08.21.2020
XXIII scientific school-conference of young scientists on the physiology of higher nervous activity and neurophysiology
10.29.2020-10.31.2020

07.31.2020
A centerpiece of the 3-D human brain atlas published
Human Brain Project

07.26.2020
Brain Thickness and Connectivity, Not Just Location, Correlates With Behavior
Cortical thickness and regional brain connectivity pay an equally important role in linking brain and behavior

07.24.2020
Why the Brain Never Processes the Same Input in the Same Way
Depending on the network state, certain neurons in the primary somatosensory cortex can be more or less excitable, which shapes stimulus processing in the brain

07.21.2020
Scientists Observe Learning Processes Online in the Brain
Repeatedly administered tactile simulation over a sustained period of time alters neural processing of the hand area in the brain. The observable changes over time illustrate neuroplasticity and shed new light on the process of learning

07.14.2020
Discovery of “Thought Worms” Opens Window to the Mind
Researchers have discovered a brain-based marker for new thoughts, reporting people experience more than 6,000 thoughts per day. The study reports a new method that can detect indirectly when one thought ends and another begins

07.13.2020
Is What I See, What I Imagine? The Neural Overlap Between Vision and Imagination
Using artificial intelligence and neuroimaging, researchers have identified a link between mental imagery and vision. The brain uses similar visual areas for mental imagery and vision but uses low-level visual areas less precisely for mental imagery than vision

07.12.2020
Brain ‘Signature’ Could Help to Diagnose Schizophrenia
An EEG study reveals people with schizophrenia and their siblings without the disorder share patterns of brain activity that are different from people with no familial history of schizophrenia

07.07.2020
Brain Structural Elements in Psychiatric Disorders
Comparing data from multiple neuroimaging studies, researchers found shared brain structural abnormalities between four psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They also identified brain signatures unique to each condition

06.10.2020
New imaging method tracks brain’s elusive networks
A new system for high-density EEG helps with the imaging of the origin and path of both normal and abnormal neural activity

05.16.2020
Neuroscientists Think They've Found a Previously Unknown Form of Neural Communication
Scientists think they've identified a previously unknown form of neural communication that self-propagates across brain tissue, and can leap wirelessly from neurons in one section of brain tissue to another – even if they've been surgically severed

05.15.2020
Dynamic stimulation of the visual cortex allows blind and sighted people to ‘see’ shapes
A visual cortical prosthesis can restore sight by bypassing damage to the eyes and delivering visual information retrieved from a camera directly to the brain

05.14.2020
Significant differences exist among neurons expressing dopamine receptors
Dopamine receptors have different molecular features and functions depending on their anatomical location within the striatum

05.06.2020
How strong is your mental imagery? It might depend on how ‘excitable’ your neurons are
Highly excitable neurons in the visual cortex may reduce a person’s ability to imagine mental images

04.25.2020
High density EEG produces dynamic image of brain signal source
Researchers combine machine learning, EEG, and new functional imaging technology to dynamically map a neural signal’s source and underlying brain networks

04.20.2020
Origins of human language pathway in the brain at least 25 million years old
Studying auditory regions and brain pathways in humans, apes, and monkeys, researchers have identified a language pathway that interconnects the auditory cortex with frontal lobe regions

04.15.2020
A gut-to-brain circuit drives sugar preference and may explain sugar cravings
In the intestines, signals of sugar ingestion travel to the brain, sparking an appetite for more sweet foods

04.14.2020
Advanced, high-res MRI scans reveal link between cognitive abilities and ‘tree ring’ layers in the brain
Object and facial recognition abilities are associated with the same brain area but are characterized by different depths of cortical layers, which form at the age each ability was acquired.

04.13.2020
NIH BRAIN Initiative tool helps researchers watch neural activity in 3D
SCAPE microscopy, a new 3D imaging technique, allows a greater volume of brain tissue to be viewed in a much less damaging way to networks of living cells

09.12.2019
The brain dictionary
Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words

07.22.2019
100 MICRON MRI OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
This is a 100 micron resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of an ex vivo human brain specimen

06.06.2019
Home Featured Rhythmic control of ‘brain waves’ can boost memory
Memory performance can be enhanced by rhythmic neural stimulation, using both invasive and non-invasive techniques

06.05.2019
The scientific case for brain simulations
Researchers report a need for open, general purpose simulation engines that can run different models of the brain at different levels of biological detail

05.20.2019
SUCCESSES IN TESTING THE POTENTIAL METHOD BASED ON THE BRAIN FOR DIAGNOSTICS OF AUTISM
Neuroimaging reveals a significantly diminished response in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in children on the autism spectrum

05.20.2019
NONINVASIVE BIOMARKER FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE POSSIBLY FOUND IN EEG DATA
Specific angles and sharpness of brain waves seen in unfiltered raw data from scalp electroencephalograms have been tied to Parkinson’s disease (University of Oregon)

05.19.2019
BRAIN NETWORK ACTIVITY CAN IMPROVE IN EPILEPSY PATIENTS AFTER SURGERY
Functional connectivity problems associated with temporal lobe epilepsy appear to improve after surgery

05.16.2019
BRAIN CHANGES IN AUTISM TRACED TO SPECIFIC CELL TYPES
Studying brain tissue samples from people with ASD revealed a common set of alterations in genes associated with synaptic communication between neurons

05.16.2019
FLEXIBILITY OF WORKING MEMORY FROM RANDOM CONNECTIONS
Researchers present a new model that may explain the flexibility of working memory

07.05.2018
A BK channel–mediated feedback pathway links single-synapse activity with action potential sharpening in repetitive firing
A novel short-term presynaptic plasticity mechanism

06.22.2018
Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain
Brain disorders may exhibit shared symptoms and substantial epidemiological comorbidity, inciting debate about their etiologic overlap

06.19.2018
MEG-BIDS, the brain imaging data structure extended to magnetoencephalography
The Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is an emerging standard for the organisation of neuroimaging data

06.08.2018
Role Schizophrenia Genes Play in Brain Development Discovered
A new USC study reports researchers have discovered 150 proteins that affect brain development and cell activity, contributing to the development of mental health disorders

06.08.2018
The Making of a Brain
A new study provides novel insight into the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex

06.07.2018
Waves Move Across the Human Brain to Support Memory
Alpha and theta oscillations move rhythmically across the brain, reflecting neural activity propagating across the cortex to help form working memory

06.07.2018
Maps Made of Nerve Cells
The new model explains how neural activity in the hippocampus can help map space, time and context in episodic memories

06.04.2018
Protein Pair Quickly Makes Memories of New Places
A new study reveals how neurogranin and FMRP help encode memories of new places

03.20.2018
Brain Area Involved in Understanding Social Interactions Identified
Researchers implicate the posterior superior temporal sulcus in our ability to process social interactions efficiently

03.20.2018
Myelin Continues to Grow Throughout Life
Researchers report myelin continues to form and restructure in the adult brain

03.15.2018
Democratizing Science: Researchers Make Neuroscience Experiments Easier to Share and Reproduce
Researchers have developed an open access browser that allows display, sharing and analysis of MRI data.

03.14.2018
Making New Memories is a Balancing Act
According to researchers, some synapses get smaller as we learn new information

03.10.2018
Brain Connections in Schizophrenia
Researchers report reduced connectivity between the thalamus and prefrontal cortex may be a common feature in those with Schizophrenia

03.08.2018
Memories Can Be Decoded from Brain Waves During Sleep
Sleep spindles assist with the processing of relevant memories during sleep and help boost memory consolidation

03.07.2018
Brain Activity at Rest Provides Clue to Intelligence
A new study reports our level of brain activity while at rest is linked to our ability to perform well in cognitive tests

03.07.2018
Researchers Find Algorithm for Large Scale Brain Simulations
Researchers have developed a new algorithm which can speed up brain simulations on supercomputers

03.06.2018
Birth of New Neurons in the Human Hippocampus Ends in Childhood
Although observed in other species, researchers report hippocampal neurogenesis does not persist through adult life in humans. Researchers say human hippocampal neurogenesis is not detectable in the adult brain

03.01.2018
Diversity of Cortical Neurons Captured in Comprehensive Computer Model
Allen Institute researchers have produced a collection of computer generated models that accurately replicate cortical neuron activity

02.28.2018
What Happens in the Brain During Unconsciousness?
Researchers investigate how brain networks fragment while under a variety of unconscious states ?

02.27.2018
Genetics Study Closes in on Schizophrenia
Researchers have identified 50 new gene regions they say increase the risk of developing schizophrenia

02.26.2018
Seeing the Brain’s Electrical Activity
A new optogenetics approach allows the imaging of neurotransmission without the use of electrode

02.22.2018
New Insights On the Neurobiology of Dying
A new study sheds light on the neurobiological processes that occur when we die

02.22.2018
Brain Signal that Indicates Whether Speech Has Been Understood Discovered
Using EEG technology, researchers have discovered a specific brain signal that helps us to understand what we hear in conversation



 

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