Latest Neurophysiology Stories
Pulling an "all-nighter" before a big test is practically a rite of passage in college. Usually, it's no problem: You stay up all night, take the test, and then crash, rapidly catching up on lost sleep. But as we age, sleep patterns change, and our ability to recoup lost sleep diminishes.
Researchers at Oxford University have figured out which nerve cells in the brain alert us to the fact that it is time to sleep. These nerve cells, or neurons, fire when we are tired and cool down once we are rested.
Watching video of simple tasks before carrying them out may boost the brain's structure, or plasticity, and increase motor skills.
TACOMA, Wash., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Noted neuroscientist Dr. Rodolfo Llinas and colleagues have published an article reporting that Revalesio's RNS60 improves synaptic transmission.
Americans are no strangers to sleep related problems, but a new survey by Replacement-Mattress.com has shed some light on what is actually happening: the survey has found that 38% of the population
Scientists from the School of Medicine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have found a clue as to why muscles weaken with age.
In research published in this week’s online edition of Science (DOI: 10.1126/science.1244811), postdoc Nicholas Vyleta and Professor Peter Jonas of the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria) uncover the existence of loose coupling between calcium channels and release sensors of exocytosis at a mature central synapse in the rodent brain.
Our brains have billions of neurons grouped into different regions.
A new posting on the Bryan William Brickner blog notes the homeostatic role of the cannabinoid system by referencing several recent (and significant) cannabinoid findings; Publius of The Cannabis
The main speaker for the San Francisco seminar will be Todd Morgan, DMD, a clinician and researcher with 20 years of experience in dental sleep medicine and a highly respected leader in the field.
Electrooculography, sometimes shortened to EOG, is the tracing of electricity used for operation of the retina in different phases, specifically the resting potential. The results are recorded on an electrooculogram. These are interpreted for opthalmological diagnosis and in recording eye movements. Eye movement measurements: Usually, pairs of electrodes are placed either above and below the eye or to the left and right of the eye. If the eye is moved from the center position towards one...
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