16.05.2020
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

15.05.2020
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

14.05.2020
Significant differences exist among neurons expressing dopamine receptors
Dopamine receptors have different molecular features and functions depending on their anatomical location within the striatum

06.05.2020
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

25.04.2020
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

20.04.2020
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

15.04.2020
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

14.04.2020
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.

13.04.2020
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

12.09.2019
The brain dictionary
Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words

22.07.2019
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

05.06.2019
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

20.05.2019
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

20.05.2019
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)

19.05.2019
BRAIN NETWORK ACTIVITY CAN IMPROVE IN EPILEPSY PATIENTS AFTER SURGERY
Functional connectivity problems associated with temporal lobe epilepsy appear to improve after surgery

16.05.2019
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

16.05.2019
FLEXIBILITY OF WORKING MEMORY FROM RANDOM CONNECTIONS
Researchers present a new model that may explain the flexibility of working memory

05.07.2018
A BK channel–mediated feedback pathway links single-synapse activity with action potential sharpening in repetitive firing
A novel short-term presynaptic plasticity mechanism

22.06.2018
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


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