Latest Nervous system Stories
Thank goodness for your spinal cord on icy treks! In a recent study, professor Martyn Goulding and his colleagues explain that when we need to keep our balance on slick surfaces such as ice, there is a cluster of neurons in our spinal cords, which serve as a sort of “mini-brain.”
Scientists from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at Columbia University in New York have discovered the circuitry in the brain that regulates thirst in mice.
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After analyzing the brains of rats, scientists found that ingesting large amounts of dietary salt can interfere with a process that helps maintain healthy arterial blood pressure, and it does this by reprogramming the brain. (Yikes!)
Those of us with little patience may not have enough serotonin in our brains, as a new study in the journal Current Biology has linked the neurotransmitter to increased ability to wait in lab mice.
“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,
In dark or murky waters, fish are still able to navigate their environment thanks to a network of body sensors that detect changes in the water flow around them.
Researchers from the Medical University of Vienna have identified the mechanisms used by the spinal cord to trigger activity in leg muscles, marking the first time that the spinal cord activation patterns responsible for walking have been successfully decoded.
Researchers have discovered a new system which signals fullness, and may allow viruses to enter nervous system via a direct gut-brain connection.
It's long been said that music can help soothe the soul and ease a person’s pain, and new research from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine has found there's some truth to the old adage – at least, when it comes to pediatric surgery patients.
The midbrain, also known as the mesencephalon is the part of the brain most responsible for vision, motor control, arousal, temperature regulation, alertness and hearing. Formation and Orientation The midbrain is found under the cerebral cortex and above the hindbrain. The mesencephalon is not divided into any other portions of the brain unlike the other two vesicles that stem from the neural tube. There are four separate lobes on the side of the cerebral aqueduct within the...
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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