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Ability to turn off genes in brain crucial for learning, memory

July 19, 2016

Every time you play a game of basketball, make a cup of coffee or flick on a light…
Scientists map memorable tunes in the rat brain

March 4, 2015

Lights, sound, action: we are constantly learning how to incorporate outside sensations into our reactions in specific situations.…
Dying brain cells cue new brain cells to grow in songbird

September 24, 2014

Brain cells that multiply to help birds sing their best during breeding season are known to die back…
Tricking the uncertainty principle, how brains work during mediation and bad news for resveratrol

May 22, 2014

Scanning tunnelling microscopy (STM) image of graphene on Ir(111). The image size is 15 nm × 15 nm.…
Infusion of young blood recharges brains of old mice, study finds

May 6, 2014

Something — or some things — in the blood of young mice has the ability to restore mental…
Students virtually dissect hologram-like 3-D cadaver

March 26, 2014

University of Michigan 3-D Lab employee Sean Petty stands a few inches away. Petty wears special glasses and…
In quantum theory of cognition, memories are created by the act of remembering

March 17, 2014

Venn diagram showing the relationship between the assumptions of cognitive realism and cognitive completeness, and their overlap, which…
Recall of stressful events caught in pictures

January 15, 2014

In a world first, University of Melbourne researchers along with international collaborators have used Functional Magnetic resonance imaging…
What can slime molds offer computing?

January 6, 2014

3D terrains of the US and Germany show slime molds as they move their protoplasmic tubes toward food…
The brain’s got rhythm: Extracting temporal patterns from visual input

December 16, 2013

(A) Dynamics of the single neuron model described in Eqs. 1 and 2. The function f(ui) in Eq.…
Stomach ‘clock’ tells us how much to eat

December 5, 2013

University of Adelaide researchers have discovered the first evidence that the nerves in the stomach act as a…
Sex of speaker affects listener language processing

November 20, 2013

Human ear. by David Benbennick, via Wikipedia Whether we process language we hear without regard to anything about…
Baby brains are tuned to the specific actions of others

October 31, 2013

These photographs show the experimental setup for the Observe-Hand and Observe-Foot groups. Credit: PLoS ONE 8(10): e77905. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077905 Imitation may…
Unravelling the true identity of the brain of Carl Friedrich Gauss

October 30, 2013

Researchers reveal the true identity of the brains of mathematicians Carl Friedrich Gauss and medical scholar Conrad Heinrich…
‘VIP’ treatment for jet lag

October 29, 2013

A small molecule called VIP, known to synchronize time-keeping neurons in the brain’s biological clock, has the startling…
Observing brain activity during learning errors

October 18, 2013

A major goal in neuroscience is to be able to use magnetic resonance images of brain activity to…
To predict, perchance to update: Neural responses to the unexpected

September 25, 2013

Among the brain’s many functions is the use of predictive models to processing expected stimuli or actions. In…
Dissecting the brain’s primary developmental engine

September 19, 2013

Last month, researchers reported the creation of the first primitive brain-like structures made from human stem cells. To…
Computer can read letters directly from the brain

August 20, 2013

By analysing MRI images of the brain with an elegant mathematical model, it is possible to reconstruct thoughts…
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