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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Websites With History Can Be Just as Conversational as Chatting With a Person

July 28, 2016 — A website with search and interaction history can be just as engaging as chatting with an online human agent, or robot helper, according to ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have reported a detailed description of how function-impairing mutations in polr1c and polr1d genes cause Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS), a rare congenital craniofacial development ... read more

Is Fiction Good for You? How Researchers Are Trying to Find out

July 19, 2016 — It's assumed that reading fiction is good for your mental health, but evidence linking Jane Eyre or Anna Karenina to a broadened mind has been mostly anecdotal. A psychologist-novelist delves ... read more

July 18, 2016 — Human intelligence is being defined and measured for the first time ever. It turns out that the more variable a brain is, and the more its different parts frequently connect with each other, the ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Using the example of the fruit fly, a team of biologists has identified patterns in the genetic activity of brain cells and taken them as a basis for drawing conclusions about the structure of the ... read more

Patient-Specific Approach May Improve Deep Brain Stimulation Used to Treat Parkinson's

July 14, 2016 — Researchers have developed a method to measure how the brain responds to electrical stimulation and use the response to maximize efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) -- a therapy that has been ... read more

Specialized Nerve Cells in Brain Region Responsible for Emotional Memory Play Important Role in Fear Learning

July 14, 2016 — The function of sparse population of inhibitory neurons in memory encoding has been explained in a new article. The study focused on identifying the synaptic connections between inhibitory PV-INs, ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Musical tastes are cultural, not hardwired in the brain, new research suggests. In a study of a remote Amazonian tribe called the Tsimane, whose members have little or no exposure to Western music, ... read more

Drug-Use May Hamper Moral Judgment

July 13, 2016 — Regular cocaine and methamphetamine users can have difficulty choosing between right and wrong, perhaps because the specific parts of their brains used for moral processing and evaluating emotions ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Researchers have, for the first time, glimpsed the human brain making a purely voluntary decision to ... read more

July 13, 2016 — New research, using a Bayesian inference model of audio and visual stimuli, has shown how our perception of time lies mid-way between reality and our ... read more

Today's Teenagers Could Become Prematurely Hearing-Impaired, Study Warns

July 13, 2016 — According a recent study, teenagers are increasingly experiencing tinnitus, often a symptom of hearing loss, as a result of using ear buds to listen to music for long periods every day, as well as ... read more

Are Brain Changes Fueling Overeating in the Obese?

July 12, 2016 — Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new ... read more

Overeating in Obese Mice Linked to Altered Brain Responses to Food Cues

July 12, 2016 — Obese mice are much more likely than lean mice to overeat in the presence of environmental cues, a behavior that could be related to changes in the brain, finds a new study by ... read more

July 11, 2016 — A study in mice shows for the first time that visual stimulation can help damaged retinal neurons regrow optic nerve fibers (retinal ganglion cell axons). In combination with chemically induced ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Parts of the inner ear that process sounds such as speech and music seem to work differently than other parts of the inner ear, researchers have ... read more

July 8, 2016 — Investigators have explored the theory behind the relationship between musical sound and body movement. Research shows that people tend to perceive affinities between sound and body motion when ... read more

July 8, 2016 — When the brain processes olfactory stimuli, it differentiates between similar smells using subtly modulated signals. Brain examinations and behavioral studies in mice have now shown that neurons with ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Driving is a very complex process. Today, almost half of all drivers on the roadways are over the age of 65. With the decline of cognitive processes in older adults such as Alzheimer's disease, ... read more

July 1, 2016 — Scientists were able to make real-time observations over a period of several months that reveal how new adult-born neurons are formed and evolve in the olfactory bulb of mice. They made the ... read more

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