Latest Neurophysiology Stories
New research by scientists at UC San Francisco shows that one of the brain's fundamental self-protection mechanisms depends on coordinated, finely calibrated teamwork among neurons and non-neural cells knows as glial cells, which until fairly recently were thought to be mere support cells for neurons.
People and rats may think alike when they've made a mistake and are trying to adjust their thinking.
According to three new studies reported in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, It is critical that adults with a sleep illness seek medical attention and try to get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep every night to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
A new study from Kanazawa University of Japan reveals that a brain chemical called serotonin is reduced in newborn mice during the act of birth. This reduction triggers sensory maps to form in the brain.
A German neurobiologists says Starbucks may not be charging you enough for that double tall, two-pump caramel white chocolate mocha. And, he notes, your brain waves may be used to determine how much you would pay.
Jülich neuroinformatician Dr. Markus Butz has now been able to ascribe the formation of new neural networks in the visual cortex to a simple homeostatic rule that is also the basis of many other self-regulating processes in nature.
Trying to recoup some lost sleep from the crazy work week on the weekend isn't as effective as one might think, according to findings reported in the American Journal of Physiology.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine believe that they have located a specific site in the human brain that could be one of the sources of dizziness and spatial disorientation.
The cerebral cortex contains two major types of neurons: principal neurons that are excitatory and interneurons that are inhibitory, all interconnected within the same network.
The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) announced today that Coleen M.
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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