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Researchers map auditory brain cells for maximum hearing precision.

When it comes to hearing, precision is important say researchers.  Due to the fact vertebrates, such as birds and humans, have two ears, and sound-waves from either side travel different … Continue Reading Researchers map auditory brain cells for maximum hearing precision.

Neuroimaging shows the effect of hunger on the brain’s response to food cues.

The decision to engage in food-seeking behaviour depends on homeostatic signals relating to energy balance and the presence of competing motivational drives, as well as learned brain cues signaling food … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows the effect of hunger on the brain’s response to food cues.

Researchers target neurons involved in compulsive drinking to reverse alcohol dependence in rats.

Alcoholism is a chronic relapsing disorder associated with compulsive drinking, loss of control over intake, and emergence of a negative emotional state during abstinence from the drug.  Special emphasis has … Continue Reading Researchers target neurons involved in compulsive drinking to reverse alcohol dependence in rats.

Study identifies the brain network that controls the spread of epileptic seizures.

In roughly 20 million people with drug-resistant epilepsy, focal seizures originating in dysfunctional brain networks will often evolve and spread to surrounding tissue, disrupting function in otherwise normal brain regions. … Continue Reading Study identifies the brain network that controls the spread of epileptic seizures.

Researchers image the epigenetics of the human brain for the first time ever.

Epigenetic dysfunction is implicated in many neurological and psychiatric diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and schizophrenia. Consequently, histone deacetylases (HDACs) are being aggressively pursued as therapeutic targets. However, a fundamental knowledge … Continue Reading Researchers image the epigenetics of the human brain for the first time ever.

Neuroimaging shows that response to food cues differ in severely obese women.

Understanding the integrative role of the central nervous system in the prevalence of obesity and obesity-related diseases is of great importance.  It has been hypothesized that flexibility of food reward–related … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows that response to food cues differ in severely obese women.

Neuroimaging shows how the brain switches from past to present memory mode.

The hippocampus is a critical structure for encoding of novel experiences. A particularly compelling puzzle is how the hippocampus encodes new information in the presence of interference from past memories.  … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows how the brain switches from past to present memory mode.

Study identifies cause of dendritic pruning defect linked to autism and schizophrenia.

Memories are formed at structures in the brain known as dendritic spines which communicate with other brain cells via synapses. It is known that the number of these brain connections … Continue Reading Study identifies cause of dendritic pruning defect linked to autism and schizophrenia.

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