15.02.2018
Birds and Primates Share Brain Cell Types Linked to Intelligence
Researchers reveal that, while the anatomical structures of bird, reptile and mammalian brains differ, all contain certain types of cells linked to cognitive ability

09.02.2018
How Your Brain Helps You Learn New Skills
A new study reveals how fast spiking interneurons improve the efficiency of learning a new skill

09.02.2018
Shedding Light on Genetic Overlap Between Major Psychiatric Disorders
Researchers have identified a range of psychiatric disorders, including schizophrenia and autism, that share physical characteristics at the molecular level. Specifically, the study identifies common patterns of neural gene expression. In addition, researchers note important differences in gene expression that distinguish the disorders

09.02.2018
How the Brain Constructs the World
Two new studies shed light on the processes that underlie the integration and storage of sensory information

08.02.2018
NATURE, MEET NURTURE
A new study reveals a diverse array of genetic changes that occur in the brain following sensory experiences

08.02.2018
The Molecular Mechanisms Behind Memory Formation
Researchers have identified a cellular pathway that encodes memories by strengthening specific neurons

07.02.2018
Distinctive Brain Patterns Help Habits Form
MIT researchers have identified neurons that fire at the start and conclusion of a behavior as it becomes a habit

06.02.2018
Full Length Serotonin Receptor Structure Seen For First Time
Researchers have been able to view the full length of serotonin receptors for the first time, with the help of Nobel prize winning microscope technology. The snapshot of the receptor includes details of molecular binding sites that could help with the development of a range of new drugs

05.02.2018
Dim Light May Make Us Dumber
A new study reveals exposure to dim light might impact memory and learning. Researchers report rodents exposed to dim lighting lost 30 percent of hippocampal capacity and performed poorly on spatial tasks they had previously experienced

25.01.2018
New Insights into Autism Spectrum Disorder
Researchers report exposure to a compound used to treat seizures and migraine can cause characteristics associated with autism

23.01.2018
Epilepsy Linked to Brain Volume and Thickness Differences
UCL researchers report epilepsy is associated with gray matter differences in thickness and volume in several brain regions

23.01.2018
The Creative Brain is Wired Differently
Synchrony between the default mode network and executive control network appear to play an important role in creativity, Harvard researchers report

18.01.2018
Friends’ Genes May Help Others Stay in School
Stanford researchers report it’s not just your DNA that influences your educational achievement. The genetics of others in your social circle also influences how far you go in school

18.01.2018
Nearly Imperceptible Fluctuations in Movement Correspond to Autism Diagnoses
Movement could be an accurate biomarker for the diagnosis of autism, researchers report

16.01.2018
STUDY REVEALS WHY SOME PEOPLE ARE MORE CREATIVE THAN OTHERS
Researchers turn to neuroscience to help explain why some people are more creative than others

11.01.2018
Blind in the Mind: Why Some People Can’t See Pictures in their Imagination
Researchers report on why some people experience aphantasia, the inability to imagine in images

03.01.2018
Rare Form of ‘Thunder’ Protein May Be Linked to Schizophrenia
A new study has identified rare genetic variation in the Thorase protein that causes the breakdown of receptors at the connections between neurons in the brain. The anti-epilepsy drug perampanel can help reverse anti-social behaviors linked to schizophrenia that are associated with this genetic variation.

02.03.2017
Layer-specific modulation of neocortical dendritic inhibition during active wakefulness
Specialized nerve cells, known as somatostatin-expressing (Sst) interneurons, in the outer part of the mammalian brain - play a key role in controlling how information flows in the brain

03.02.2017
Ultrastructural evidence for synaptic scaling across the wake/sleep cycle
The axon-spine interface decreased ~18% after sleep compared with wake

29.12.2016
Study Shows How Epilepsy Drugs Block Electrical Signals in the Brain
A new study reports computer simulations have helped to identify the drug’s binding site


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