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Dementia Spreads via Connected Brain Networks


In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy…
New method visualizes groups of neurons as they compute


Using a fluorescent probe that lights up when brain cells are electrically active, MIT and Boston University researchers…
The Brain Straddles the Line between Maximum Excitability and Chaos to Improve the Processing of Information


A new study conducted by the Washington University in St. Louis, and published on 7 October 2019 in…
Alzheimer’s plaque emerges early and deep in the brain

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Long before symptoms like memory loss even emerge, the underlying pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, such as an accumulation…
Brain tunes itself to criticality, maximizing information processing

6 days ago

Researchers long wondered how the billions of independent neurons in the brain come together to reliably build a…
Deafness-causing protein deficiency makes brain rewire itself, research suggests

October 7, 2019

The brains of people with congenital deafness may be rewiring themselves in ways that affect how those people…
Mechanisms of real-time speech interpretation in the human brain revealed

October 5, 2019

Scientists have come a step closer to understanding how we’re able to understand spoken language so rapidly, and…
Mild-to-moderate hearing loss in children leads to changes in how brain processes sound

October 5, 2019

Deafness in early childhood is known to lead to lasting changes in how sounds are processed in the…
“Push-pull” Dynamic in Brain Network is Key to Stopping Seizures

September 27, 2019

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that the spreading of seizures through the brain can be suppressed depending on…
Technique can image individual proteins within synapses

September 27, 2019

Our brains contain trillions of synapses — the connections that transmit messages from neuron to neuron. Within these…
A model for brain activity during brain stimulation therapy

September 27, 2019

Brain stimulation, where targeted electrical impulses are directly applied to a patient’s brain, is already an effective therapy…
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How Our Brains Cope with the Constancy of Change

September 26, 2019

Change is the only constant, according to Heraclitus. It may also be the most important variable for how…
Cellular aging is linked to structural changes in the brain

September 26, 2019

Telomeres are the protective caps of our chromosomes and play a central role in the ageing process. Shorter…
Hidden intelligence of collectives

September 26, 2019

In a group of animals, who deals with new information coming from the environment? Researchers from the University…
Study explores moth brains to improve drone flight

September 26, 2019

Insects’ brains are small and limited. Yet they fly with speed, grace and accuracy, responding quickly to changing…
Mice, like humans, fidget when deep in thought

September 25, 2019

Almost everyone fidgets, said Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Associate Professor Anne Churchland. She referred to a collage of videos…
Perturbed Genes Regulating White Blood Cells Linked to Autism Genetics and Severity

September 24, 2019

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine say they are getting closer to identifying the…
Drug target for Alzheimer’s disease has dual action

September 24, 2019

UQ researchers have discovered a potential drug target for Alzheimer’s disease — an enzyme which has effects on…
Gene regulators work together for oversized impact on schizophrenia risk

September 24, 2019

Researchers have discovered that gene expression regulators work together to raise an individual’s risk of developing schizophrenia. Schizophrenia-like gene…
The brain may actively forget during dream sleep

September 20, 2019

Rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep is a fascinating period when most of our dreams are made. Now,…
Brain May Not Need Body Movements to Learn Virtual Spaces

September 19, 2019

A new study conducted by the University of Arizona and the University of California, Davis enhances our understanding…
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Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way

September 18, 2019

While computers have become smaller and more powerful and supercomputers and parallel computing have become the standard, we…
Wired to Think

September 17, 2019

To understand how humans think, it comes down to the wiring. For 60 years, scientists have used metal…
Detecting patients’ pain levels via their brain signals

September 16, 2019

Researchers from MIT and elsewhere have developed a system that measures a patient’s pain level by analyzing brain…
There’s Something About Alpha

September 10, 2019

Imagine you need to dial a phone number you just looked up. You might jot it down on…
Hearing through the clatter

September 9, 2019

In a busy coffee shop, our eardrums are inundated with sound waves — people chatting, the clatter of…
Study shows exposure to multiple languages may make it easier to learn one

September 6, 2019

Learning a new language is a multi-step, often multi-year process: Listen to new sounds, read new word structures,…
Parkinson’s disease may originate in the intestines

September 4, 2019

In 2003, a German neuropathologist proposed that Parkinson’s disease, which attacks the brain, actually might originate from the…
New study suggests exercise is good for the aging brain

August 28, 2019

Exercise seems to endow a wealth of benefits, from the release of happiness-inducing hormones to higher physical fitness.…
A much less invasive way to monitor pressure in the brain

August 26, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries, as well as infectious diseases such as meningitis, can lead to brain swelling and dangerously…
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