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02.03.2021
Neuroscience Basics
IHNA starts the theoretical course

04.22.2021
VOLGA NEUROSCIENSE MEETING 2021
24-27.08.21

04.16.2021
Neural Plasticity Depends On This Long Noncoding RNA’s Journey From Nucleus to Synapse
Study sheds new light on the role noncoded RNAs play at the synapse

04.14.2021
How Neural Systems Process and Store Information
A single neuron is able to select between different patterns, dependent upon the properties of individual stimuli

04.14.2021
Genetic Predisposition to Schizophrenia May Increase Risk of Psychosis From Cannabis Use
While cannabis users reported more psychotic experiences than non-users generally, the effect was more pronounced in those with a genetic risk factor for schizophrenia

04.14.2021
The Neural Basis of Psychopathy
Neuroimaging study reveals structural and functional differences in brain areas associated with emotional regulation in those with personality traits linked to psychopathy or antisocial personality disorder

04.12.2021
How Spanking May Affect Brain Development in Children
Corporal punishment may detrimentally harm brain development, a new study reports

04.12.2021
Study Showing How the Brain Retrieves Facts and May Help People With Memory Problems
A shared set of brain regions play a vital role in the retrieval of weak memories

04.08.2021
Autism Gene Study Finds Widespread Impact to Brain’s Growth Signaling Network
Mutations in the autism-related Dyrk1a gene lead to brain undergrowth in mice

04.08.2021
Chronic Sinus Inflammation Appears to Alter Brain Activity
Researchers link the inflammation associated with chronic sinus infections to alterations in brain activity in networks that govern cognition, external stimuli, and introspection

04.08.2021
A Blood Test For Depression and Bipolar Disorder
A new blood test can distinguish the severity of a person’s depression and their risk for developing severe depression at a later point

04.06.2021
Key Brain Molecule May Play Role in Many Brain Disorders
miRNA29 is a key cellular switch in controlling late-stage brain development

04.06.2021
Leptin Puts the Brakes on Eating via Novel Neurocircuit
Researchers have identified novel neurocircuitry between midbrain structures which are modulated by leptin to control eating behaviors in mice

04.06.2021
Study Links Prenatal Phthalate Exposure to Altered Information Processing in Infants
Fetal exposure to phthalates alters cognitive processing in young children, a new study reports. Children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of phthalates during pregnancy exhibited slower information processing skills. Male children were most likely to experience difficulties

04.05.2021
Outside Factors May Help Children Develop Internal Control
A new theory proposes executive function, or the ability to control your behavior, might not exist just within the mind. External influences may dictate the development of internal control

04.05.2021
New Blueprint of Brain Connections Reveals Extensive Reach of Central Regulator
A new map of the basal ganglia provides a blueprint of the structure of the brain region and reveals a new level of influence connected to this area

03.30.2021
Vitamins for Your Neurons
All-trans retinoic acid, a vitamin A derivative, induces synaptic plasticity in human cortical neurons

03.23.2021
‘Zombie’ Genes? Some Genes Come to Life in the Brain After Death
In the hours after death, some cells in the human brain not only remain active, they grow in size

11.27.2020
iBRAIN
event 12.12.2020

08.21.2020
XXIII scientific school-conference of young scientists on the physiology of higher nervous activity and neurophysiology
10.29.2020-10.31.2020

07.31.2020
A centerpiece of the 3-D human brain atlas published
Human Brain Project

07.26.2020
Brain Thickness and Connectivity, Not Just Location, Correlates With Behavior
Cortical thickness and regional brain connectivity pay an equally important role in linking brain and behavior

07.24.2020
Why the Brain Never Processes the Same Input in the Same Way
Depending on the network state, certain neurons in the primary somatosensory cortex can be more or less excitable, which shapes stimulus processing in the brain

07.21.2020
Scientists Observe Learning Processes Online in the Brain
Repeatedly administered tactile simulation over a sustained period of time alters neural processing of the hand area in the brain. The observable changes over time illustrate neuroplasticity and shed new light on the process of learning

07.14.2020
Discovery of “Thought Worms” Opens Window to the Mind
Researchers have discovered a brain-based marker for new thoughts, reporting people experience more than 6,000 thoughts per day. The study reports a new method that can detect indirectly when one thought ends and another begins

07.13.2020
Is What I See, What I Imagine? The Neural Overlap Between Vision and Imagination
Using artificial intelligence and neuroimaging, researchers have identified a link between mental imagery and vision. The brain uses similar visual areas for mental imagery and vision but uses low-level visual areas less precisely for mental imagery than vision

07.12.2020
Brain ‘Signature’ Could Help to Diagnose Schizophrenia
An EEG study reveals people with schizophrenia and their siblings without the disorder share patterns of brain activity that are different from people with no familial history of schizophrenia

07.07.2020
Brain Structural Elements in Psychiatric Disorders
Comparing data from multiple neuroimaging studies, researchers found shared brain structural abnormalities between four psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. They also identified brain signatures unique to each condition

06.10.2020
New imaging method tracks brain’s elusive networks
A new system for high-density EEG helps with the imaging of the origin and path of both normal and abnormal neural activity

05.16.2020
Neuroscientists Think They've Found a Previously Unknown Form of Neural Communication
Scientists think they've identified a previously unknown form of neural communication that self-propagates across brain tissue, and can leap wirelessly from neurons in one section of brain tissue to another – even if they've been surgically severed

05.15.2020
Dynamic stimulation of the visual cortex allows blind and sighted people to ‘see’ shapes
A visual cortical prosthesis can restore sight by bypassing damage to the eyes and delivering visual information retrieved from a camera directly to the brain

05.14.2020
Significant differences exist among neurons expressing dopamine receptors
Dopamine receptors have different molecular features and functions depending on their anatomical location within the striatum

05.06.2020
How strong is your mental imagery? It might depend on how ‘excitable’ your neurons are
Highly excitable neurons in the visual cortex may reduce a person’s ability to imagine mental images

04.25.2020
High density EEG produces dynamic image of brain signal source
Researchers combine machine learning, EEG, and new functional imaging technology to dynamically map a neural signal’s source and underlying brain networks

04.20.2020
Origins of human language pathway in the brain at least 25 million years old
Studying auditory regions and brain pathways in humans, apes, and monkeys, researchers have identified a language pathway that interconnects the auditory cortex with frontal lobe regions

04.15.2020
A gut-to-brain circuit drives sugar preference and may explain sugar cravings
In the intestines, signals of sugar ingestion travel to the brain, sparking an appetite for more sweet foods

04.14.2020
Advanced, high-res MRI scans reveal link between cognitive abilities and ‘tree ring’ layers in the brain
Object and facial recognition abilities are associated with the same brain area but are characterized by different depths of cortical layers, which form at the age each ability was acquired.

04.13.2020
NIH BRAIN Initiative tool helps researchers watch neural activity in 3D
SCAPE microscopy, a new 3D imaging technique, allows a greater volume of brain tissue to be viewed in a much less damaging way to networks of living cells

09.12.2019
The brain dictionary
Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words

07.22.2019
100 MICRON MRI OF THE HUMAN BRAIN
This is a 100 micron resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of an ex vivo human brain specimen

06.06.2019
Home Featured Rhythmic control of ‘brain waves’ can boost memory
Memory performance can be enhanced by rhythmic neural stimulation, using both invasive and non-invasive techniques

06.05.2019
The scientific case for brain simulations
Researchers report a need for open, general purpose simulation engines that can run different models of the brain at different levels of biological detail

05.20.2019
SUCCESSES IN TESTING THE POTENTIAL METHOD BASED ON THE BRAIN FOR DIAGNOSTICS OF AUTISM
Neuroimaging reveals a significantly diminished response in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex in children on the autism spectrum

05.20.2019
NONINVASIVE BIOMARKER FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE POSSIBLY FOUND IN EEG DATA
Specific angles and sharpness of brain waves seen in unfiltered raw data from scalp electroencephalograms have been tied to Parkinson’s disease (University of Oregon)

05.19.2019
BRAIN NETWORK ACTIVITY CAN IMPROVE IN EPILEPSY PATIENTS AFTER SURGERY
Functional connectivity problems associated with temporal lobe epilepsy appear to improve after surgery

05.16.2019
BRAIN CHANGES IN AUTISM TRACED TO SPECIFIC CELL TYPES
Studying brain tissue samples from people with ASD revealed a common set of alterations in genes associated with synaptic communication between neurons

05.16.2019
FLEXIBILITY OF WORKING MEMORY FROM RANDOM CONNECTIONS
Researchers present a new model that may explain the flexibility of working memory

07.05.2018
A BK channel–mediated feedback pathway links single-synapse activity with action potential sharpening in repetitive firing
A novel short-term presynaptic plasticity mechanism

06.22.2018
Analysis of shared heritability in common disorders of the brain
Brain disorders may exhibit shared symptoms and substantial epidemiological comorbidity, inciting debate about their etiologic overlap

06.19.2018
MEG-BIDS, the brain imaging data structure extended to magnetoencephalography
The Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is an emerging standard for the organisation of neuroimaging data

06.08.2018
Role Schizophrenia Genes Play in Brain Development Discovered
A new USC study reports researchers have discovered 150 proteins that affect brain development and cell activity, contributing to the development of mental health disorders

06.08.2018
The Making of a Brain
A new study provides novel insight into the development of the mammalian cerebral cortex



 

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