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A new study reveals a dazzling degree of biological diversity in an unexpected place – a single neural connection in the body wall of flies.
There are a number of drugs and experimental conditions that can block cognitive function and impair learning and memory.
New connections between brain cells emerge in clusters in the brain as animals learn to perform a new task.
Biomedical scientists at the University of California, Riverside have identified a new link between a protein called beta-arrestin and short-term memory that could open new doors for the therapeutic treatment of neurological disorders, particularly Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have revealed that the neural circuits controlling hunger and eating behaviors are also controlled by plasticity.
New findings, led by neuroscientists at the University of Bristol and published this week in the journal Neurobiology of Aging, reveal a novel mechanism through which the brain may become more reluctant to function as we grow older.
Quite early in its development, the mammalian brain has all the raw materials on hand to forge complex neural networks.
About half of newborns who have seizures go on to have long-term intellectual and memory deficits and cognitive disorders such as autism, but why this occurs has been unknown.
Although many mental illnesses are uniquely human, animals sometimes exhibit abnormal behaviors similar to those seen in humans with psychological disorders.
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.