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A team led by scientists from UCLA has validated an experimental protocol that will now become the ‘gold standard’ for detecting the early onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new report in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia.
A team of French neuroscientists has effectively hacked the brains of sleeping mice, implanting false memories using electrodes to directly stimulate and record nerve cell activities, according to new research published online Monday in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
If you’ve ever been cornered by an extrovert at a party, they’ll probably fall into one of two categories: "affiliative" chatterers or “agentic" self-starters.
The development of new neurons in adults appears to help the hippocampus better prepare for a variety of environmental factors, and the process is influenced in different ways by positive and negative experiences, researchers from Princeton University have discovered.
“Different Patterns of Electrical Activity Lead to Long-Term Potentiation by Activating Different Intracellular Pathways,” by Guoqi Zhu, Yan Liu, Yubin Wang, Xiaoning Bi and Michel Baudry,
A new study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that a drug used to treat Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) called riluzole can prevent cognitive decline in lab rats, and could lead to effective treatments in humans.
Study in humans tracks information flow within the brain using ultra-precise magnetic resonance imaging
While virtual reality technology can recreate sensory experiences like sight, sound and touch, a new study has found that space-mapping neurons in the brain aren’t necessarily fooled – they react differently to the simulations than they do to real-world environments.
Sleep plays an important role in maintaining a healthy memory, and past scientific studies have shown that a lack of sleep can severely hamper memory abilities in the mammalian brain.
Why do we remember some things and not others? In a unique imaging study, two Northwestern University researchers have discovered how neurons in the brain might allow some experiences to be remembered while others are forgotten.
Formation and Orientation The development of the brain is broken down into stages. The basic evolution begins in the third week of the embryonic process where the neural plate is formed. By week four, the neural plate has developed into the neural tube. The anterior part of the tube, the telencephalon, grows rapidly as it prepares to later give way to the brain. As time goes on, cells begin to classify themselves as either neurons or glial cells, thus determining their functions. Glial...
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