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Speech-Disrupting Brain Disease Reflects Patients’ Native Tongue

4 days ago

Dementia-Related Language Symptoms Differ in Italian and English Speakers, Study Finds. English and Italian speakers with dementia-related language…
Research Identifies Changes in Neural Circuits Underlying Self-Control, Decision Making During Adolescent Brain Development

January 8, 2020

The human brain is organized into circuits that develop from childhood through adulthood to support executive function—critical behaviors…
Brain scans could flag children’s future mental health problems

January 6, 2020

It can take years to diagnose children with psychiatric or attention deficit disorders, forcing them to endure a…
Alzheimer ‘Tau’ Protein Far Surpasses Amyloid in Predicting Toll on Brain Tissue

January 2, 2020

Brain imaging of pathological tau-protein “tangles” reliably predict the location of future brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s patients a…
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…
Cells in the Drosophila optical system. Credit: Zinn laboratory
Protein Signposts Guide Formation of Neural Connections

December 23, 2019

The brain’s complex tangle of interconnected nerve cells processes visual images, recalls memories, controls motor function, and coordinates…
Study Reveals Molecular Features of Anxiety in the Brain

December 20, 2019

Nearly 40 million people in the U.S. have an anxiety disorder. While treatment options exist, treatment success varies,…
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…
Cracking the Fever-Autism Mystery

December 19, 2019

For many years, the parents of children with autism have reported that behavioral symptoms diminished when the child…
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.…
Common genetic link between autism and Tourette’s impairs brain communication

December 11, 2019

Lancaster University researchers have discovered, for the first time, how a genetic alteration that increases the risk of…
Study reveals mysteries of critical brain receptor complex

December 9, 2019

Glutamate receptors in the brain called AMPARs are critical for synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory. Poorly functioning AMPARs…
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…
The Path Toward Brain-Like Computers

December 3, 2019

Since the advent of computing, people have lauded technology’s potential to act as a human brain. In truth,…
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…
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…
The difference between an expert’s brain and a novice’s

November 19, 2019

When mice learn to do a new task, their brain activities change over time as they advance from…
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…
Reading the brain’s map: coordinated brain activation supports spatial learning and decision-making

October 31, 2019

Specialized brain activation “replays” the possible routes that rats can take as they navigate a space, helping them…
Groundbreaking study improves understanding of brain function

October 31, 2019

Dr. Corrado Calì, a research scientist specializing in brain imaging at KAUST, and Swiss scientists from the Blue Brain…
Scientists identify brain circuit responsible for building memories during sleep

October 30, 2019

Neuroscientists at the University of Alberta have identified a mechanism that may help build memories during deep sleep.…
Consuming alcohol leads to epigenetic changes in brain memory centers

October 28, 2019

Triggers in everyday life such as running into a former drinking buddy, walking by a once- familiar bar,…
Pesticides and Children: Who is Most at Risk?

October 25, 2019

Studies show that exposure to pesticides – specifically those containing chlorpyrifos, which attack an insect’s nervous system –…
Study suggests a new way to think about the brain’s link to postpartum depression

October 23, 2019

Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions…
Image credit: Leterrier, NeuroCyto Lab, INP, Marseille, France
New NIH BRAIN Initiative awards accelerate neuroscience discoveries

October 22, 2019

Scientists have been developing astounding new tools for exploring neural circuits that underlie brain function throughout the first…
A rat’s brain, on and off methamphetamine

October 22, 2019

Drug addiction is a vicious cycle of reward and withdrawal. Chronic users often relapse because of the unpleasant…
BARseq builds a better brain map

October 21, 2019

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Professor Anthony Zador has taken the next step in his quest to solve exactly how the…
Study shows why even well-controlled epilepsy can disrupt thinking

October 18, 2019

Transient bursts of high-frequency electrical activity in epileptic brain tissue can impair cognition even when no seizure is…
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain

October 17, 2019

Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their…
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