Latest Neural coding Stories
As any indignant teacher would scold, students must be awake to learn. But what science is showing with increasing sophistication is how the brain uses sleep for learning as well.
Researchers of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH Zurich were able to measure the speed of neuronal signal conduction along segments of single axons in neuronal cultures by using a high-resolution electrical method.
Researchers have long observed that humans tend to synchronize their body movements with each other without consciously thinking about it. The mechanisms behind this phenomenon and its significance for social interaction, however, have largely remained a mystery.
How our brains encode thoughts, such as perceptions and memories, at the cellular level is one of the biggest puzzles in neuroscience today.
Listening abilities depend on rhythms in the brain
The brain holds in mind what has just been seen by synchronizing brain waves in a working memory circuit, an animal study supported by the National Institutes of Health suggests.
Did you ever look at those zig zags on an electrical activity line and wonder what it meant? Surely nothing useful could be extracted from such a confusing thing.
Robots are receiving a new pair of legs that are the most accurate to the human walking gait so far. Researchers have developed a set of robotic legs that they believe are the first to fully model walking in a biologically accurate manner.
The brain is a coding machine: it translates physical inputs from the world into visual, olfactory, auditory, tactile perceptions via the mysterious language of its nerve cells and the networks which they form.
Highlights include: New hope for Parkinsonâ€™s patients in finding new and better treatment plans, MRI used to measure resting state brain activity oscillations, the specific brain imaging technique used in this study should be a good, noninvasive approach for monitoring disease progression and evaluating new treatments. Ann Arbor, MI (Vocus/PRWEB) February 23, 2011 A non-invasive brain imaging technique gives new hope to patients with Parkinson's disease in finding new and better...
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