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Latest Neuroplasticity Stories

2010-01-27 16:27:31

New research finds that an increase in brain magnesium improves learning and memory in young and old rats.

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2010-01-27 14:41:56

Draw a map of the brain when fear and anxiety are involved, and the amygdala—the brain's almond-shaped center for panic and fight-or-flight responses—looms large.

2009-12-28 16:43:06

The early stages of Alzheimer's disease are thought to occur at the synapse, since synapse loss is associated with memory dysfunction.

2009-12-09 19:44:52

Cells release nourishing growth factor in key area.

2009-11-25 15:01:41

You wouldn't want a car with no brakes. It turns out that the developing brain needs them, too.

2009-11-19 19:41:09

UCSF scientists studying nerve cells in fruit flies have uncovered a new function for a gene whose human equivalent may play a critical role in schizophrenia.

2009-11-17 14:49:51

MU occupational therapy professor says recovery from brain injuries can last a lifetime.

2009-10-26 21:36:47

Regularly playing a musical instrument changes the anatomy and function of the brain and may be used in therapy to improve cognitive skills.

2009-10-26 10:18:39

A research collaboration led by biologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found a molecular pathway in the brain that is the cause of cognitive impairment due to sleep deprivation.


Word of the Day
scriggle
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.
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