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Scientists found a receptor believed to be linked to negative moods

December 5, 2019

Medial habenula is a mysterious little-studied region in the centre of the human brain. Its function is not…
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…
Researchers from Cambridge Grow a ‘Mini-Brain’ Capable of Contracting Muscle

March 19, 2019

A group of researchers from the University of Cambridge have grown a miniature (roughly pea-sized) brain in a…
Left: Schematic drawing of human magnetoreception test chamber at Caltech. This diagram was modified from the figure “Center of attraction” by C. Bickel (Hand, 2016) with permission. Right: An example of the brain’s drop in alpha-wave power, following brief rotations of the magnetic field through an individual’s head. Dark blue indicates the drop in alpha wave intensity. Credit: Left: Science. Right: Caltech
Evidence for a Human Geomagnetic Sense

March 19, 2019

Many humans are able to unconsciously detect changes in Earth-strength magnetic fields, according to scientists at Caltech and…
A human brain model in a petri dish?

January 18, 2019

Research scientists around the world are now able to investigate the structural, cellular and developmental intricacies of the…
Study identifies a new way by which the human brain marks time

January 18, 2019

With a little help from HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” University of California, Irvine neurobiologists have uncovered a key…
We recall memories in a backwards process

January 15, 2019

Human memory is a complex system that scientists are still trying to figure out. How we memorize things?…
After 30 years of hide-an-seek battle scientists discovered a new brain region

December 4, 2018

Despite on-going scientific effort, we still don’t know our brain very well. Sure you’ve heard about all those…
To see what’s right in front of you, your brain may need some rewiring

October 24, 2018

Life-changing moments are also brain-changing moments: everything from a first kiss to a last goodbye modifies cells within…
New TRIPODS+X awards target Big Data solutions for broad range of research challenges

September 20, 2018

Building on the success of its 2017 Transdisciplinary Research in Principles of Data Science (TRIPODS) awards, the National…
Musical Improvisation in the Brain

August 9, 2018

Imagine you’re at a concert, and in the middle of a song, the band slowly gets quiet. Instruments…
Bigger human brain prioritizes thinking hub – at a cost

June 6, 2018

Some human brains are nearly twice the size of others – but how might that matter? Researchers at…
Humans Evolved Large Brains due to Ecological, Rather than Social Factors, New Research Finds

May 27, 2018

Similar to our primate cousins, we humans have unusually large and evolutionarily costly brains which consume as much…
NIH scientists watch the brain’s lining heal after a head injury

April 19, 2018

Following head injury, the protective lining that surrounds the brain may get a little help from its friends:…
Dogged researchers find new clues to the human brain

April 4, 2018

If the ideal dog in your brain is an abstract rendering of qualities drawn across many dog encounters,…
Molecular secrets revealed: antipsychotic docked in its receptor

February 5, 2018

Antipsychotic drugs – which transformed mental health care following their chance discovery in the mid-20th Century – may finally be…
Neurons Encoding Familiarity and Novelty

December 20, 2017

It’s a bit frustrating and a bit embarrassing: when a person looks so familiar, but their name hovers…
LLNL-developed microelectrodes enable automated sorting of neural signals

December 13, 2017

Thin-film microelectrode arrays produced at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have enabled development of an automated system to…
Small but distinct differences among species mark evolution of human brain

November 24, 2017

The most dramatic divergence between humans and other primates can be found in the brain, the primary organ…
Penn’s Restoring Active Memory Project Adds Task and Patient Data to Publicly Available Human Brain Dataset

November 3, 2017

The Restoring Active Memory project run by the University of Pennsylvania has just released human intracranial brain recording and stimulation data for…
Mind Flex: linking sensory cues to actions and behaviors

August 21, 2017

The human brain has a region of cells responsible for linking sensory cues to actions and behaviors and…
Lab-created mini-brains reveal how growing organ maintains neuronal balance

July 31, 2017

Scientists can now explore in a laboratory dish how the human brain develops by creating organoids — distinct,…
Brain training has a greater overall effect than previously believed

September 7, 2016

Most people will have to face a cognitive decline as they age. Scientists are trying to find effective…
Humans evolved smarter as their brain became more blood-thirsty?

September 2, 2016

There is a general belief that humans evolved to be smarter and smarter because their brain got bigger…
Science meets art: installation inspired by waves of the dying brain

April 21, 2016

Science news websites rarely write something even remotely related to art. However, sometimes these two fields come together…
Brain replays memories during rest and puts them to long term storage

April 21, 2016

Despite how important and intriguing it is, and how much effort scientists put into it, we still do…
Are humans the new supercomputer?

April 18, 2016

The saying of philosopher René Descartes of what makes humans unique is beginning to sound hollow. ‘I think…
Lawrence Livermore and IBM collaborate to build new brain-inspired supercomputer

March 30, 2016

Chip-architecture breakthrough accelerates path to exascale computing; helps computers tackle complex, cognitive tasks such as pattern recognition sensory…
Discovery of the characteristics of subcortical regions in schizophrenia

March 19, 2016

The existence of an asymmetry for globus pallidus volume A research group led by Ryota Hashimoto, an associate…
Future brain therapies for Parkinson’s possible with stem cell bioengineering innovation

March 18, 2016

Rutgers and Stanford scientists develop novel way to inject healthy human nerve cells into the brain Scientists at…
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