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New study shows how autism can be measured through a non-verbal marker
A Dartmouth-led research team has identified a non-verbal, neural marker of autism. (2019-08-15)
Finnish discovery brings new insight on the functioning of the eye and retinal diseases
Finnish researchers have found cellular components in the epithelial tissue of the eye, which have previously been thought to only be present in electrically active tissues, such as those in nerves and the heart. (2019-08-15)
All-optical diffractive neural network closes performance gap with electronic neural networks
A new paper in Advanced Photonics, an open-access journal co-published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, and Chinese Laser Press (CLP), demonstrates distinct improvements to the inference and generalization performance of diffractive optical neural networks. (2019-08-13)
Scientists at DGIST discovered how chronic stress causes brain damage
Chronic stress induces autophagic death of adult hippocampal neural stem cells (NSCs). (2019-08-09)
Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals
A new study by Western University demonstrates that the fear predators inspire can leave long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of wild animals and induce enduringly fearful behaviour, comparable to effects seen in PTSD research. (2019-08-07)
Human activity likely affects giraffe's social networks
In a new Ethology study, researchers examined information on two adjacent giraffe populations in Kenya to determine whether human activities and high predation affect their social networks. (2019-08-07)
Manipulating brain cells by smartphone
Researchers have developed a soft neural implant that can be wirelessly controlled using a smartphone. (2019-08-06)
How brain cells pick which connections to keep
A new study shows that the protein CPG15 acts as a molecular proxy of experience to mark synapses for stabilization, a key step in ensuring brain circuits can be refined by experience for optimal functional efficiency. (2019-08-06)
Scientists can now manipulate brain cells using smartphone
A team of scientists in Korea and the United States have invented a device that can control neural circuits using a tiny brain implant controlled by a smartphone. (2019-08-05)
'Voltron' imaging tool captures brain cell action in living animals
Janelia scientists have developed a new way to track neural activity. (2019-08-01)
Russian scientists studied the effect of mutations of Alzheimer's disease
A team of neurobiologists from Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) published an article on their study of the causes of Alzheimer's disease and suggested therapy methods. (2019-08-01)
Ground breaking Trinity research shows how MND affects multiple brain networks
Researchers in the Academic Unit of Neurology at Trinity College Dublin have identified characteristic changes in the patterns of electrical brain wave activity in motor neurone disease (MND). (2019-07-31)
Finding a cause of neurodevelopmental disorders
Neurodevelopmental disorders arising from rare genetic mutations can cause atypical cognitive function, intellectual disability, and developmental delays, yet it is unclear why and how this happens. (2019-07-30)
Girls who are more physically active in childhood may have better lung function in adolescence
A study of more than 2,300 adolescents underscores the pulmonary health benefits of physical activity. (2019-07-30)
Impaired brain activity in rats with family history of alcohol abuse
Neural activity that reflects the intention to drink alcohol is observed in the prefrontal cortex and is blunted in rats with a family history of excessive drinking, according to research from eNeuro. (2019-07-29)
New software brings lower-resolution cryo-EM maps into focus
A new study outlines a technique to bring low-resolution Cyro-EM maps up to par for better identifying protein structures. (2019-07-29)
SLAP microscope smashes speed records
A new 2-photon microscope captures videos of the brain faster than ever, revealing voltage changes and neurotransmitter release. (2019-07-29)
Do babies like yawning? Evidence from brain activity
Contagious yawning is observed in many mammals, but there is no such report in human babies. (2019-07-27)
Brain region linked to altered social interactions in autism model
Neuroscientists identify brain region linked to altered social interactions autism model. (2019-07-26)
Are US adults meeting physical activity guidelines?
The proportion of US adults adhering to the 'Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans' from the US Department of Health and Human Services didn't significantly improve between 2007 and 2016 but time spent sitting increased. (2019-07-26)
A computer that understands how you feel
Neuroscientists have developed a brain-inspired computer system that can look at an image and determine what emotion it evokes in people. (2019-07-26)
Researchers discover the science behind giving up
Findings, reported July 25 in Cell, offer new insight into the complex world of motivation and reward by discovering the science behind giving up. (2019-07-25)
Folic acid reduces risk of neural tube defects linked to HIV drug dolutegravir
HIV drug doluteglavir interferes with the binding of folate to its receptor, thus promoting neural tube defects. (2019-07-23)
Risk of neural tube defects higher for babies of women on HIV therapy with dolutegrav
Children born to women on HIV therapy containing the drug dolutegravir since conception have a slightly higher risk of neural tube defects, compared to children born to women on regimens of other antiretroviral drugs. (2019-07-22)
Stimulating life-like perceptual experiences in brains of mice
Using a new and improved optogenetic technique, researchers report the ability to control -- and even create -- novel visual experiences in the brains of living mice, even in the absence of natural sensory input, according to a new study. (2019-07-18)
This deep neural network fights deepfakes
Research led by the University of California, Riverside has developed a deep neural network architecture that can identify manipulated images at the pixel level with high precision by studying the boundaries of objects in the image. (2019-07-18)
Electronic chip mimics the brain to make memories in a flash
Engineers have mimicked the human brain with an electronic chip that uses light to create and modify memories. (2019-07-16)
How expectation influences perception
MIT neuroscientists have identified distinctive patterns of neural activity that encode prior beliefs and help the brain make sense of uncertain signals coming from the outside world. (2019-07-15)
Defective potassium channels cause headache, not body pain
Defective potassium channels involved in pain detection can increase the chance of developing a headache and could be implicated in migraines, according to research in mice published in eNeuro. (2019-07-15)
The brain's pathways to imagination may hold the key to altruistic behavior
Boston College researchers used neuroimaging to identify multiple neural pathways in the brain that explain the relationship between imagination and the willingness to help others. (2019-07-12)
Which is the perfect quantum theory?
For some phenomena in quantum many-body physics several competing theories exist. (2019-07-12)
Possibilities of the biosimilar principle of learning are shown for a memristor-based neural network
Lobachevsky University scientists together with their colleagues from the National Research Center 'Kurchatov Institute' (Moscow) and the National Research Center 'Demokritos' (Athens) are working on the hardware implementation of a spiking neural network based on memristors. (2019-07-12)
Area of brain linked to spatial awareness and planning also plays role in decision making
New research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows that the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), an area of the brain often associated with planning movements and spatial awareness, also plays a crucial role in making decisions about images in the field of view. (2019-07-11)
Neural sleep patterns emerged at least 450 million years ago, Stanford researchers find
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that neural signatures in sleeping zebrafish are analogous to those of humans, suggesting that the brain activity evolved at least 450 million years ago, before any creatures crawled out of the ocean. (2019-07-10)
Feinstein Institutes discovery may have implications for diabetes management and therapy
Feinstein Institutes discovery may have implications for diabetes management and therapy. (2019-07-10)
Food and alcohol reduce activity in 'hunger neurons' via different brain pathways
How does the brain process rewards? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are investigating how the brain responds differently to two commonly ingested rewards -- food and alcohol -- to understand how they alter neural activity and behavior. (2019-07-09)
How the brain remembers where you're heading to
The brain appears to implement a GPS system for spatial navigation; however, it is not yet fully understood how it works. (2019-07-08)
Timing of exercise may be key to successful weight loss
In an Obesity study of 375 adults who have successfully maintained weight loss and who engage in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity, most reported consistency in the time of day that they exercised, with early morning being the most common time. (2019-07-03)
Ultra-small nanoprobes could be a leap forward in human-machine interfaces
Machine enhanced humans -- or cyborgs as they are known in science fiction -- could be one step closer to becoming a reality, thanks to new research from the University of Surrey and Harvard University. (2019-07-03)
Perfect timing: Making the 'switch' from juvenile to adult
Very little is known about how the onset of puberty is controlled in humans, but the discovery of a new gene in the roundworm C. elegans could be the 'missing link' that determines when it's time to make this juvenile-to-adult transition. (2019-07-03)
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