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2010-07-31 06:35:00

Neuroscientists have long wondered how individual connections between brain cells remain diverse and "fit" enough for storing new memories.

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2010-06-16 13:57:51

The adult brain, long considered to be fixed in its wiring, is in fact remarkably dynamic.

2010-02-16 15:37:37

Investigators in the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Faculty of Medicine, have made a major breakthrough in our understanding of nerve impulse generation within the brain.

2010-02-02 09:28:14

A fundamental function of neurons – key brain cells – is the release of hormones and chemicals called neurotransmitters that contain chemical messages.

2010-01-14 12:52:18

Our energy-hungry brains operate reliably and efficiently while processing a flood of sensory information, thanks to a sort of neuronal thermostat that regulates activity in the visual cortex, Yale researchers have found.

2009-12-28 17:11:09

Scientists have created what appears to be a schizophrenic mouse by reducing the inhibition of brain cells involved in complex reasoning and decisions about appropriate social behavior.

2009-10-22 12:53:07

There are increasingly precise molecular insights into ways that stress exposure leads to fear and through which fear extinction resolves these fear states.

2009-09-16 14:01:50

Technique targeting light-gated channels to enigmatic neurons proves role in burst swimming.

2009-08-13 15:45:00

Imagine that you're working on your back porch, hammering in a nail. Suddenly you slip and hit your thumb instead — hard. The pain is incredibly intense, but it only lasts a moment. After a few seconds (and a few unprintable words) you're ready to start hammering again.

2009-07-03 08:53:03

Why do some people who take the sleep aid Ambien sleepwalk and engage in other activities they don’t recall in the morning?


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