23.01.2018
Epilepsy Linked to Brain Volume and Thickness Differences
UCL researchers report epilepsy is associated with gray matter differences in thickness and volume in several brain regions

23.01.2018
The Creative Brain is Wired Differently
Synchrony between the default mode network and executive control network appear to play an important role in creativity, Harvard researchers report

18.01.2018
Friends’ Genes May Help Others Stay in School
Stanford researchers report it’s not just your DNA that influences your educational achievement. The genetics of others in your social circle also influences how far you go in school

18.01.2018
Nearly Imperceptible Fluctuations in Movement Correspond to Autism Diagnoses
Movement could be an accurate biomarker for the diagnosis of autism, researchers report

16.01.2018
STUDY REVEALS WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE CREATIVE THAN OTHERS
Researchers turn to neuroscience to help explain why some people are more creative than others

11.01.2018
Blind in the Mind: Why Some People Can’t See Pictures in their Imagination
Researchers report on why some people experience aphantasia, the inability to imagine in images

03.01.2018
Rare Form of ‘Thunder’ Protein May Be Linked to Schizophrenia
A new study has identified rare genetic variation in the Thorase protein that causes the breakdown of receptors at the connections between neurons in the brain. The anti-epilepsy drug perampanel can help reverse anti-social behaviors linked to schizophrenia that are associated with this genetic variation.

02.03.2017
Layer-specific modulation of neocortical dendritic inhibition during active wakefulness
Specialized nerve cells, known as somatostatin-expressing (Sst) interneurons, in the outer part of the mammalian brain - play a key role in controlling how information flows in the brain

03.02.2017
Ultrastructural evidence for synaptic scaling across the wake/sleep cycle
The axon-spine interface decreased ~18% after sleep compared with wake

29.12.2016
Study Shows How Epilepsy Drugs Block Electrical Signals in the Brain
A new study reports computer simulations have helped to identify the drug’s binding site

29.12.2016
The Rhythm That Makes Memories Permanent
Sharp wave ripples, brain waves important for memory consolidation, are influenced by synaptic inhibition.

28.12.2016
‘Latest Spoke in the Wheel’ Drives Brain-Mapping Advances
A special section on “Super-resolution Microscopy of Neural Structure and Function” in the current issue of the journal Neurophotonics

26.12.2016
New Mechanism of How Brain Networks Form Identified
Excitatory neurons sculpt and refine maps of the external world throughout development and experience, while inhibitory neurons form maps that become broader with maturation

21.12.2016
The Last Frontier: The Molecular Basis of Brain Plasticity and How Neurons Learn
A new study proposes a new theory to how neurons learn

19.12.2016
Further Evidence for Causal Link Between Schizophrenia and Cannabis
Schizophrenia risk may predict cannabis use, rather than the other way around

17.12.2016
Mapping the Brain’s Aging Connections
Impact of ageing on brain connections mapped in major scan study

16.12.2016
Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Improves Cognitive Control
Applying transcranial direct current stimulation to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex can help to improve cognitive control and may be a beneficial treatment for those with autism, schizophrenia and ADHD

15.12.2016
Researchers Make an Autism Breakthrough
As many as a third of autism cases could be explained by a scarcity of a single protein in the brain

14.12.2016
Teens Benefit From Later High School Start Times
Later high school start times are associated with reduced motor vehicle accidents and less daytime sleepiness for teens

13.12.2016
Researchers Identify New Epilepsy Gene Network
Researchers have identified a network of 320 genes they believe to be associated with epilepsy


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