Latest Inhibitory postsynaptic potential Stories

2009-06-29 16:46:29

Some people who take the fast-acting sleep-aid zolpidem (Ambien) have been observed walking, eating, talking on the phone and even driving while not fully awake.

2009-05-21 13:05:16

British scientists say studying the way a person's brain sings could improve our understanding of conditions such as epilepsy and schizophrenia. Researchers in Cardiff University's Brain Research Imaging Center say they've discovered a person's brain produces a unique electrical oscillation at a particular frequency when a person looks at a visual pattern.

2009-04-27 08:46:20

Scientists have studied high-frequency brain waves, known as gamma oscillations, for more than 50 years, believing them crucial to consciousness, attention, learning and memory. Now, for the first time, MIT researchers and colleagues have found a way to induce these waves by shining laser light directly onto the brains of mice.

2009-04-14 11:29:18

Findings could explain relationship between PCB exposure, neurodevelopmental disorders in children.

2009-04-10 08:44:35

The enchantingly colored seashells that lend beaches their charm could also provide information about how the brain converts memories and sensory information into action, according to research from the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Pittsburgh published online April 7 in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” (“PNAS”).

2009-04-02 12:11:28

University of California, Berkeley, graduate student Alistair Boettiger has amassed a beautiful collection of seashells, but not by combing the beach. He created them in his computer.

2009-02-26 09:07:00

New research reveals a sophisticated brain mechanism that is critical for filtering out irrelevant signals during demanding cognitive tasks.

2007-04-26 12:12:15

A U.S. study has found morphine blocks the brain's ability to strengthen inhibitory synapse connections -- an important finding for addiction therapy. Brown University Professor Julie Kauer and colleagues found as little as a single dose of morphine could contribute to addiction.

2005-10-21 19:41:13

Delving ever deeper into the intricate architecture of the brain, researchers at The Salk Institute have now described how two different types of nerve cells, called neurons, work together in tiny sub-networks to pass on just the right amount and the right kind of sensory information.

2005-08-26 19:44:59

Inhibitory systems are essential for controlling the pattern of activity in the cortex, which has important implications for the mechanisms of cortical operation, according to a Yale School of Medicine study in Neuron.

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