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One minute of running per day associated with better bone health in women
A single minute of exercise each day is linked to better bone health in women, new research shows. (2017-07-18)
Low-dose diazepam can increase social competitiveness
EPFL scientists have discovered how low-dose anxiolytics increase the social competitiveness of high-anxious individuals by boosting the energy output of mitochondria in an area of the mammalian brain that controls motivation and reward. (2017-07-18)
Analytic technique could allow neural networks to run on cellphones
Method for modeling neural networks' power consumption could help make the systems portable. (2017-07-18)
Brain connectivity after 30 may predict psychological problems
Underdevelopment of the brain network underlying inhibition -- the ability to concentrate on a particular stimulus and tune out competing stimuli -- after 30 years of age is associated with self-reported psychological problems, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. (2017-07-17)
Mapping behavior in the fruit fly brain
One of the primary missions of neuroscience is to make connections between particular neurons in the brain and specific behaviors. (2017-07-13)
Artificial intelligence helps build brain atlas of fly behavior
Scientists at HHMI's Janelia Research Campus created comprehensive brain maps linking different groups of neurons to specific behaviors, using a machine-learning program that annotated more than 225 days of videos of flies -- a feat that would have taken humans some 3,800 years. (2017-07-13)
Generous people live happier lives
Generosity makes people happier, even if they are only a little generous. (2017-07-11)
Neural stem cells steered by electric fields in rat brain
Electric fields can be used to guide neural stem cells transplanted into the brain towards a specific location. (2017-07-11)
Reduced mastication results in the impairment of memory and learning function
Researchers centered at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) delivered the influence of masticatory stimulus on brain function in order to establish the molecular basis of new treatments and preventive measures for memory/learning dysfunction. (2017-07-10)
Glioblastoma 'ecosystem' redefined for more effective immunotherapy trials
A research team detects gene expression patterns distinct from those of the surrounding immune cells, and characterizes the effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments. (2017-07-10)
Brain training no better than video games at improving brain function
The commercial brain-training program Lumosity has no effect on decision-making or brain activity in young adults, according to a randomized, controlled trial published in The Journal of Neuroscience. (2017-07-10)
Brain responds differently to food rewards in bulimia nervosa
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in how the brain responds to food rewards in individuals with a history of bulimia nervosa (BN), an eating disorder characterized by frequent episodes of binge eating followed by efforts of purging to avoid weight gain. (2017-07-10)
Obstructing the 'inner eye'
Hypnosis can help people stop smoking, sleep better and even undergo dental treatment without pain. (2017-07-07)
Gaze direction affects sensitivity to sounds
Listening to something while looking in a different direction can slow down reaction times while the brain works harder to suppress distractions, finds a new UCL study. (2017-07-05)
Method elucidates inner workings of neural networks
A new technique helps elucidate the inner workings of neural networks trained on visual data. (2017-06-30)
Scientists find mechanism behind precise spinal cord development
Scientists have uncovered how nerve cells in the spinal cord are organized in precise patterns during embryo development -- a finding that could give insight into regenerative medicine. (2017-06-29)
AI helps to fight against lung cancer
Lung cancer has been the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in 2015 in United States. (2017-06-29)
Study illustrates how the cortex assigns credit for causality
New research in the Journal of Neuroscience affirms a key role for neurons in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in the crucial learning task of determining what caused a desired result. (2017-06-28)
Pre-synaptic cadherin/catenin complexes stablize post-synaptic spines in vivo
A recent study conducted by Dr. YU Xiang's lab at the Institute of Neuroscience of Chinese Academy of Sciences uncovered an asymmetric role for the symmetric cadherin/catenin cell adhesion complexes in functional synapse formation in the neocortex. (2017-06-27)
Training changes the way the brain pays attention
Behavioral training changes the way attention facilitates information processing in the human brain, a study publishing on June 27 in the open access journal PLOS Biology led by Sirawaj Itthipuripat, at University of California San Diego, has found. (2017-06-27)
Beyond bananas: 'Mind reading' technology decodes complex thoughts
This latest research led by CMU's Marcel Just builds on the pioneering use of machine learning algorithms with brain imaging technology to (2017-06-26)
New tool to identify and control neurons
One of the big challenges in the Neuroscience field is to understand how connections and communications trigger our behavior. (2017-06-26)
Scientists use algorithm to peer through opaque brains
A new algorithm helps scientists record the activity of individual neurons within a volume of brain tissue. (2017-06-26)
The brain's fight and flight responses to social threat
A study published in eNeuro exploring the neural correlates of the 'fight-or-flight' response finds that people who choose to flee perceive a greater threat, which leads them to mentally and behaviorally disengage from the situation. (2017-06-26)
New tool offers snapshots of neuron activity
A team of MIT and Stanford University researchers has developed a way to label neurons when they become active, essentially providing a snapshot of their activity at a moment in time. (2017-06-26)
Chatter in the deep brain spurs empathy in rats
By combining electrical monitoring of neural activity with machine learning, a team of Duke and Stanford University neuroscientists has tuned into the brain chatter of rats engaged in helping other rats. (2017-06-23)
Video games can change your brain
Scientists have collected and summarized studies looking at how video games can shape our brains and behavior. (2017-06-22)
Alzheimer's disease study links brain health and physical activity
People at risk for Alzheimer's disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new UW-Madison study. (2017-06-22)
How pheromones trigger female sexual behavior
A study by a group of Japanese scientists showed how a male pheromone in mice enhances sexual behaviors in females -- and how it may enhance a different behavior, aggression, in males -- by identifying distinct neural circuits and neurons that generate a particular behavioral response to specific chemical signals. (2017-06-22)
Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
Honeybees may not need key brain structures known as mushroom bodies in order to learn complex associations between odors and rewards, according to new research published in PLOS Computational Biology. (2017-06-22)
Mouse study suggests how hearing a warning sound turns into fearing it over time
An adult mouse model reveals that changes in lattice-like structures in the brain known as perineuronal nets are necessary to 'capture' an auditory fear association and 'haul' it in as a longer-term memory. (2017-06-22)
Researchers show first evidence of using cortical targets to improve motor function
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Dr. Monica A. (2017-06-22)
Eating fish may reduce arthritis symptoms
In a recent study, individuals with rheumatoid arthritis who consumed fish 2 times/week had lower disease activity (swollen/tender joint counts along with other assessments) than those who ate fish never to <1/month. (2017-06-21)
A new technique isolates neuronal activity during memory consolidation
A team belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), have discovered some basic processes underlying memory consolidation. (2017-06-21)
More frequent sexual activity can boost brain power in older adults, according to study
More frequent sexual activity has been linked to improved brain function in older adults, according to a study by the universities of Coventry and Oxford. (2017-06-21)
A new adjustable optical microprobe for the analysis and control of deep brain regions
Researchers have developed a new optical microprobe able to control brain electrical activity by projecting light on wide volumes or selected portions of the central nervous system in an very controlled fashion. (2017-06-20)
Distant brain regions selectively recruit stem cells
Stem cells persist in the adult mammalian brain and generate new neurons throughout life. (2017-06-16)
Investigating emotional spillover in the brain
When we let emotions from one event carry on to the next, such spillover can color our impressions and behavior in new situations - sometimes for the worse. (2017-06-16)
Research finds common household chemicals lead to birth defects in mice
A new study at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has found a connection between common household chemicals and birth defects. (2017-06-16)
More brain activity is not always better when it comes to memory and attention
Potential new ways of understanding the cause of cognitive impairments, such as problems with memory and attention, in brain disorders including schizophrenia and Alzheimer's are under the spotlight in a new research review. (2017-06-15)
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