Human multitasking is the apparent performance by an individual of handling more than one task, or activity, at the same time. Studies have shown that some people can be trained … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study maps the neural basis of multitasking.
When a person walks around the block, their body is mostly on autopilot; they don’t have to consciously think about alternating each step or which muscles it takes to lift … Continue Reading Researchers visualise motor neurons in real-time on a genetic sub-type level.
A new study from researchers at Stanford University found that synchronized physiological interactions between remote regional brain neuron networks have genetic underpinnings. The research was performed at Stanford but was … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the neurogenetics of neural network theory.
The formation of the neurovascular unit, blood brain-barrier tracked in real-time for the first time.
Crucial bodily functions like heart rate, blood flow, breathing and digestion are regulated by the neurovascular unit. The neurovascular unit is made up of the blood–brain barrier, blood vessels, microglia … Continue Reading The formation of the neurovascular unit, blood brain-barrier tracked in real-time for the first time.
The mission of neural stem cells located in the hippocampus, one of the main regions of the brain, is to generate new neurons during the adult life of mammals, including … Continue Reading Researchers validate microglia role in reducing neurogenesis due to epileptic seizures.
Study begins to map the epigenetics of brain plasticity, the switch which changes neuronal function.
Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered that the role of neurons, which are responsible for specific tasks in the brain, is much more flexible than previously believed. By studying … Continue Reading Study begins to map the epigenetics of brain plasticity, the switch which changes neuronal function.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a brain protein has a key role in controlling binge drinking in animal models. They found that deleting the gene … Continue Reading Researchers identify brain protein responsible for controlling binge- drinking.
Newborn neurons generated from neural progenitor cells in a brain region called the hippocampus play an important role in learning and memory in adults. However, the molecular mechanisms that control … Continue Reading Researchers map epigenetic pathway of neurogenesis in the hippocampus.
About one in five people experience tinnitus, the perception of a sound, often described as ringing, that isn’t really there. Now, an opensource study in the journal Current Biology, has … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map and record tinnitus in the brain.
A precision genetic analysis has yielded a surprising result, a network of neurons control breathing within the vagus nerve. Among these function-specific network of neurons, two types are dedicated to … Continue Reading Researchers identify neural networks within the vagus nerve responsible for breathing.
An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai. Currently, there … Continue Reading Stem cell injection reverses vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration in animal model.
The ability to learn associations between events is critical for survival, but it has not been clear how different pieces of information stored in memory may be linked together by … Continue Reading Researchers optogenetically create artificial link between unrelated memories.
A team of scientists from New York University, Stanford University and The Palo Alto Medical Foundation have developed a method for identifying clusters of neurons that work in concert to guide … Continue Reading Researchers develop method for mapping neuron clusters and their function.
First detailed blueprint for a spinal circuit for integrating motor and sensory commands from the brain.
Walking across an icy parking lot in winter, and remaining upright, takes intense concentration. But a new discovery suggests that much of the balancing act that the human body performs … Continue Reading First detailed blueprint for a spinal circuit for integrating motor and sensory commands from the brain.
For the first time researchers have imaged and linked live individual brain cells to specific basic behaviours.
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have used new deep-brain imaging techniques to link the activity of individual, genetically similar neurons to particular behaviours of mice. Specifically, for the … Continue Reading For the first time researchers have imaged and linked live individual brain cells to specific basic behaviours.
Fat and sugar aren’t usually considered healthy staples, but scientists at Georgia Regents University have found that a biological fat with a sugar attached is essential for maintaining the brain’s … Continue Reading Scientists identify molecule essential to maintaining the brain’s supply of stem cells.