Latest the Journal of Neuroscience Stories

2010-03-17 09:06:29

Children whose mothers abused methamphetamine (meth) during pregnancy show brain abnormalities that may be more severe than that of children exposed to alcohol prenatally.

2010-03-03 10:06:20

Study suggests future portable prosthetic devices for movement-impaired.

2010-01-20 10:33:14

In new animal study, neurons developed from stem cells successfully wired with other brain regions.

2009-09-16 07:16:55

Expert commentaries underscore need for public education and advocacy.

2009-08-19 13:30:00

Tone-deafness appears to be attributed to poor wiring between certain regions of the brain, researchers reported Wednesday.

2009-05-06 08:10:50

Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered that the hormone estrogen plays a pivotal role in how the brain processes sounds.

2009-04-08 09:23:02

Mathematical value intuited without calculation; findings may impact math education.

2009-02-26 09:20:28

It takes weeks or months for the effect of most antidepressants to kick in, time that can feel like an eternity to those who need the drugs the most.

2008-10-17 15:20:00

In a series of experiments with sleeping mice, researchers have shown that the part of the brain that processes scents is indeed a key part of forming long-term memories, especially involving other individuals.

2008-08-21 19:18:38

Findings may help explain how sleep-deprived people stay alert.

Word of the Day
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.