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Study uses eye movement test to confirm brain-ageing effects

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A new study, published in PeerJ, shows how University of Liverpool researchers have used a newly developed eye movement…
Brain model offers new insights into damage caused by stroke and other injuries

3 days ago

He calls it his “chocolate and peanut butter moment.” A University at Buffalo neuroimaging researcher has developed a…
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…
3D movies reveal how cuttlefish determine distance when striking at prey

January 10, 2020

While cuttlefish wearing glasses is an unexpected sight, a University of Minnesota-led research team built an underwater theater…
Severe deprivation in childhood impacts on brain size in adulthood

January 8, 2020

A team of researchers, including Dennis Golm from the University of Southampton have shown that the brains of…
New method gives hope in understanding Alzheimer’s disease

December 26, 2019

Scientists are now able to label proteins in the brains of living mice who have a disease similar…
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Mothers’ and babies’ brains ‘more in tune’ when mother is happy

December 20, 2019

Mothers’ and babies’ brains can work together as a ‘mega-network’ by synchronising brain waves when they interact. The level of…
Engineers develop a less invasive way to study the brain

December 20, 2019

Optogenetics, a tool for controlling neurons with light, has given neuroscientists the ability to flip brain cells on…
Forgetfulness might depend on time of day

December 19, 2019

Can’t remember something? Try waiting until later in the day. Researchers have identified a gene in mice that…
Made a “Dumb” Move? New Studies Say a Neuronal Mechanism Is to Blame

December 18, 2019

If you’ve ever entered a liquor store, you’ve probably noticed one exorbitantly priced wine bottle situated beside cheaper…
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…
How mantis shrimp make sense of the world

December 6, 2019

A new, NSF-supported study published in the Journal of Comparative Neurology provides insight into how the small brains of mantis shrimp —…
Study finds ‘frozen’ fear response may underlie PTSD

December 4, 2019

Learned fear responses enable animals — including humans — to flee or freeze in the face of a…
How a protein in your brain could protect against Alzheimer’s disease

December 4, 2019

New research sets the stage for exploring a potential cause of Alzheimer’s and a different approach to treating…
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,…
Mantis shrimp has the most complex visual system mated to a tiny brain

November 25, 2019

Mantis shrimp is a tiny marine crustaceans of the order Stomatopoda. Despite being small in size and having…
Stanford researchers study motherly poison frogs to understand maternal brain

November 22, 2019

For most frogs, motherhood begins and ends with the release of hundreds of eggs into a sizable body…
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…
Lighting the Way for Brain Research

November 20, 2019

Researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT) and the University of Salento, both in Lecce, Italy, and…
Team Discovers Epigenetic Pathway that Controls Social Behavior in Carpenter Ants

November 20, 2019

Study reveals the behavior of Major ant “soldiers” can be successfully reprogrammed up to five days after they…
Can our thoughts alter our brains?

November 14, 2019

Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) work on the principle that measurable changes in electrical brain activity occur just by thinking…
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…
Unraveling the connectome

November 11, 2019

Mammalian brains, with their unmatched number of nerve cells and density of communication between them, are the most…
Building the first holographic brain ‘atlas’

November 11, 2019

A team of researchers, led by Case Western Reserve University scientists and technicians using the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality…
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…
Cultivating Joy through Mindfulness: an Antidote to Opioid Misuse, the Disease or Despair

October 18, 2019

New research shows that a specific mind-body therapy, Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement (MORE), increases the brain’s response to natural,…
Mounting Brain Organoid Research Reignites Ethical Debate

October 14, 2019

As research involving the transplantation of human “mini-brains”—known as brain organoids—into animals to study disease continues to expand,…
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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…
Study gives clues to the origin of Huntington’s disease, and a new way to find drugs

September 18, 2019

The first signs of Huntington’s, an inherited disease that slowly deteriorates bodies and minds, don’t typically surface until…
Wired to Think

September 17, 2019

To understand how humans think, it comes down to the wiring. For 60 years, scientists have used metal…
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