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Tracking neuronal activity in a zebrafish brain, researchers can predict when the fish will flip its tail and to which direction, left or right. Image credit: Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics, Rockefeller University
How decisions unfold in a zebrafish brain

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Some things we do appear almost automatic, like opening the fridge when feeling hungry or flipping on the…
Speech-Disrupting Brain Disease Reflects Patients’ Native Tongue

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Dementia-Related Language Symptoms Differ in Italian and English Speakers, Study Finds. English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language…
Baby and adult brains ‘sync up’ during play

January 10, 2020

A team of Princeton researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interact during…
Objective Subtle Cognitive Difficulties Predict Amyloid Accumulation and Neurodegeneration

January 6, 2020

Writing in the journal Neurology, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs…
How the brain balances pleasure and pain

January 2, 2020

As our brains take in information about the world and use it to steer our actions, two key…
Researchers reconstruct spoken words as processed in nonhuman primate brains

December 31, 2019

Using a brain-computer interface, a team of researchers has reconstructed English words from the brain activity of rhesus…
Developmental changes in the brain may influence how often adolescents get drunk

December 31, 2019

A new study led by researchers at King’s College London has found that adolescents with particular patterns of…
A molecular map of the brain’s decision-making area

December 27, 2019

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have come one step closer toward understanding how the part of our brain that…
How to Tell If a Brain Is Awake

December 27, 2019

Remarkably, scientists are still debating just how to reliably determine whether someone is conscious. This question is of…
Mindfulness video game changes areas of the brain associated with attention

December 27, 2019

With an estimated 97 percent of adolescents playing video games in their free time, there is growing potential…
Brains of teens with mental illness may be wired differently, study suggests

December 23, 2019

New research by University of Alberta neuroscientists shows that the brains of adolescents struggling with mental health issues…
In Some Children with Autism, “Social” and “Visual” Neural Circuits Don’t Quite Connect

December 21, 2019

Among the first and most-documented symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a child’s aversion to interaction with…
A surprising new source of attention in the brain

December 20, 2019

As you read this line, you’re bringing each word into clear view for a brief moment while blurring…
UB-led team awarded $2 million to study brain, motor-skill learning

December 13, 2019

Researchers to develop neuronal circuit simulator; could lead to smarter computers and new treatments for memory loss. If…
Researchers find brain circuit linked to food impulsivity

December 12, 2019

You’re on a diet, but the aroma of popcorn in the movie theater lobby triggers a seemingly irresistible craving.…
How extreme environmental conditions affect the human brain

December 11, 2019

Members of a polar research expedition have provided researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Max Planck…
Gene network sparks future autism treatment

December 6, 2019

A mutated gene found in people with intellectual disabilities that could be targeted for treatment has been identified…
Controlling attention with brain waves

December 4, 2019

Having trouble paying attention? MIT neuroscientists may have a solution for you: Turn down your alpha brain waves.…
Respiration key to increase oxygen in the brain

December 4, 2019

Contrary to accepted knowledge, blood can bring more oxygen to mice brains when they exercise because the increased…
Loose Connections of Anxiety and Addiction

December 3, 2019

Binge drinking and alcoholism affect tens of millions of people throughout the country. While it’s certainly a social…
It’s About Time for a Fruit Fly

November 28, 2019

Time can be measured in many ways: a watch, a sundial, the body’s natural circadian rhythms. What about…
Scientists develop first implantable magnet resonance detector

November 27, 2019

A team of neuroscientists and electrical engineers from Germany and Switzerland developed a highly sensitive implant that enables…
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Differences in sensory brainwaves of autistic teenagers could assist in earlier diagnosis and support

November 27, 2019

Variances have been found in the brainwaves responsible for visual perception between autistic teenagers and those teens not…
The GPS in Our Brains

November 22, 2019

Humans are really good at navigation. It’s how we managed — over eons — to migrate across the…
How the Brain Detects the Rhythms of Speech

November 21, 2019

Neuroscientists at UC San Francisco have discovered how the listening brain scans speech to break it down into…
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Patients Missing One Brain Hemisphere Show Surprisingly Intact Neural Connections

November 20, 2019

In the most extreme cases of epilepsy, when a patient’s seizures are relentless and do not respond to…
Memory recall and spatial navigation elicit similar electrical activity in brain

November 18, 2019

The brain constructs maps to guide people, not just of physical spaces but also to connect stimuli around…
Alzheimer’s amyloid build-up affects certain parts of brain cells more than others in mice

November 12, 2019

A protein that is linked with Alzheimer’s Disease has been found to be more likely to affect certain…
Imagined movements can alter our brains

November 11, 2019

Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) work on the principle that measurable changes in electrical brain activity occur just by thinking…
Stressed to the max? Deep sleep can rewire the anxious brain

November 8, 2019

When it comes to managing anxiety disorders, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep…
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