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October 6, 2015

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October 6, 2015

Discovering the Brain’s Memory Switch

Oct. 2, 2015 — Scientists have recorded evidence of the brain turning off its memory inhibitor to make new ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — A new study has identified a number of genes that are repressed at various time points after memory formation, providing important clues as to how long-term memories are ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — The nucleus accumbens, that control motivation in the brain, activates the activity of the motor cortex of the brain, and then promotes recovery of motor function during the early stage of recovery ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — Our brain cells have different genomes from one another. The study shows for the first time that mutations in somatic cells -- that is, any cell in the body except sperm and eggs -- are present in ... read more

Oct. 1, 2015 — In a new study, a mathematical economist has demonstrated a connection between long-term income increases and personal satisfaction. Overtime also affects personal levels of happiness -- but in a ... read more

Insight on How a New Class of Antidepressants Works

Sep. 30, 2015 — The experimental drugs target brain cells’ ability to respond to the chemical messenger glutamate, however, it has been unclear how they work. The recent discovery of a molecular amplification ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — When it comes to treating depression, how well a person responds to a fake medicine may determine how well they'll respond to a real one, new research finds. Those who can muster their ... read more

Sep. 30, 2015 — Researchers have found the presence of neurons in the human brain which can each selectively respond to an intermediate color; not just neurons of red, green, yellow and ... read more

Brain Activity Map Reveals How Infant Vision Develops

Sep. 29, 2015 — Visual functions start to develop soon after birth and continue maturing over time as infants gain experience with the world. However, direct evidence of how this maturation process unfolds in the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Researchers are testing a prosthesis that translates short-term memories into longer-term ones, with the potential to bypass damaged portions of the ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed tools that could allow neuroscientists to put aside the fiber optic cable, and use a glowing protein from coral as the light source instead. A variant on the optogenetics ... read more

Reducing Our Own Pain Is Also Reducing Empathy for Pain in Others

Sep. 29, 2015 — The ability to feel the pain of others is based on neurobiological processes which underlie pain experience in oneself. Using innovative methods, an international research team could show that a ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Chimpanzees' personality traits are linked to the anatomy of specific brain structures, according to researchers. The researchers studied 107 chimpanzees' brains using magnetic resonance ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Neurons thrive and grow in a new type of nanowire material developed by researchers. In time, the results might improve both neural and retinal implants, and reduce the risk of them losing their ... read more

Disruption of Brain-Blood Barrier Might Influence Progression of Alzheimer’s

Sep. 29, 2015 — More and more data from preclinical and clinical studies strengthen the hypothesis that immune system-mediated actions contribute to and drive pathogenesis in Alzheimer’s disease. New insights ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — We owe our success -- both as a species and as individuals -- to features of our brain that are just now beginning to be understood. One new study suggests how our primate brain's outer mantle, ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — High-efficiency transporters that work like a shuttle system to constantly move ions into and out of neurons appear to slam into reverse following a stroke or other injury and start delivering ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — There is a strong correspondence between a particular set of connections in the brain and positive lifestyle and behavior traits, according to a new study. The researchers point out that their ... read more

Sep. 28, 2015 — Scientists have found that neurons in the monkey visual cortical area V4*1, one of the areas in the visual cortex, calculate the size of an object based on information on its retinal image size and ... read more

Genetic Screening of Brain Metastases Could Reveal New Targets for Treatment

Sep. 27, 2015 — Unravelling the genetic sequences of cancer that has spread to the brain could offer unexpected targets for effective ... read more

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