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In a new study published on January 16 in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Hatsopoulos and his team have found evidence that the brain does indeed use the spatial organization of high frequency propagating waves of neuronal activity during movement.
Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago, Nicholas G. Hatsopoulos, PhD, has long been fascinated by space. Specifically, the physical space occupied by the brain.
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An international team of researchers has found that ketamine, being an NMDA receptor inhibitor, increases the brain's background noise, causing higher entropy of incoming sensory signals and disrupting their transmission between the thalamus and the cortex.
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A team of engineers and neuroscientists has demonstrated for the first time that human brain organoids implanted in mice have established functional connectivity to the animals' cortex and responded to external sensory stimuli. The implanted organoids reacted to visual stimuli in the same wa
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A remote fear memory is a memory of traumatic events that occurred in the distant past, a few months to decades ago. A University of California, Riverside, mouse study published in Nature Neuroscience has now spelt out the fundamental mechanisms by which the brain consolidates remote fear me
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Iron (Fe) accumulates in the brain cortex with aging. A plethora of studies indicate that progressive iron accumulation in the substantia nigra (SN) in the aged human brain is a major risk factor for Parkinson's disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases, but not everyone. This is bec
An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Freiburg has found important clues about the functioning of the sensorimotor cortex. The new findings on neuronal activities in this brain area could be helpful for the further development and use of so-called neuroprostheses. These hav
Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the UK and Beijing Normal University in China, demonstrated that the therapy, which is non-invasive, could improve short-term, or working memory in people by up to 25 per cent.
Researchers revealed how laser therapy benefit in improving short-term memory.
Neuroscientists discovered that the adult brain contains millions of 'silent synapses' immature connections between neurons that remain inactive until they're recruited to help form new memories.
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Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have mapped the surface of the cortex of the young human brain with unprecedented resolution, revealing the development of key functional regions from two months before birth to two years after.
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If you've ever had the feeling that your elementary school kids were "smarter" than you or at least capable of picking up new information and skills faster, a new study in Current Biology on November 15 suggests you're absolutely right.