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Optical illusions reveal regular waves of brain activity enable visual feature integration
Rhythmic waves of brain activity cause us to see or not see complex images that flash before our eyes. (2019-05-21)
Multiple brain regions moderate and link depressive mood and pain
University of California San Diego School of Medicine research expands and deepens the association between clinical depression and pain, identifying specific regions of the brain that drive, influence and moderate depressive mood and its relationship to perceiving physical pain. (2019-05-21)
Progress to restore movement in people with neuromotor disabilities
A study published in the advanced edition of April 12, 2019 in the journal Neural Computation shows that approaches based on Long Short-Term Memory decoders could provide better algorithms for neuroprostheses that employ Brain-Machine Interfaces to restore movement in patients with severe neuromotor disabilities. (2019-05-20)
Noninvasive electrophysiological biomarker for Parkinson's disease
Novel measures of brain activity associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) can be detected with scalp electrodes, according to a new analysis published in eNeuro. (2019-05-20)
Noninvasive biomarker for Parkinson's disease possibly found in EEG data
Specific angles and sharpness of brain waves seen in unfiltered raw data from scalp electroencephalograms have been tied to Parkinson's disease. (2019-05-20)
'Imagine...' -- our attitudes can change solely by the power of imagination
Roland Benoit and Philipp Paulus together with Daniel Schacter from Harvard University have examined the question, how neutral places suddenly become valuable to us, in a study published in the journal Nature Communications. (2019-05-17)
Cancer drug could be repurposed to provide treatment for brain aneurysms
An important class of drug used to treat cancer patients could be used to treat brain aneurysms, according to new research published this week. (2019-05-17)
Brain network activity can improve in epilepsy patients after surgery
Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity similar to patterns seen in people without epilepsy, according to a new study published in the journal Neurosurgery. (2019-05-16)
Antibiotic treatment alleviates Alzheimer's disease symptoms in male mice, study reveals
Researchers at The University of Chicago have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice. (2019-05-16)
Brain activity of Spanish Popular Party voters triggered by rivals
Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR), the Distance Learning University of Madrid (UDIMA) and Temple University (United States) have analyzed the brain response of supporters of Spain's Popular Party (PP) and the Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) when exposed to information about corruption or positive news from the rival party (2019-05-16)
Brain changes in autism traced to specific cell types
Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder, according to a UC San Francisco study of postmortem brain tissue. (2019-05-16)
The insular cortex processes pain and drives learning from pain
Neuroscientists at EPFL have discovered an area of the brain, the insular cortex, that processes painful experiences and thereby drives learning from aversive events. (2019-05-16)
How we make complex decisions
MIT neuroscientists have identified a brain circuit that helps break complex decisions down into smaller pieces. (2019-05-16)
Blood flow command center discovered in the brain
An international team of researchers has discovered a group of cells in the brain that may function as a 'master-controller' for the cardiovascular system, orchestrating the control of blood flow to different parts of the body. (2019-05-15)
Clinicians could prescribe fitness apps to help cancer survivor's exercise
Fitness apps could be prescribed by clinicians to help patients recovering from cancer increase their physical activity levels, new research in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship reports. (2019-05-15)
Combination therapy advisable for bowel disorder IBS
The more abnormalities in intestinal and brain function that IBS sufferers have, the more severe their symptoms of this functional bowel disorder, and the more adversely their everyday life is affected. (2019-05-15)
Mindfulness smoking-cessation app can change the brain
Brown University researchers have found that a mindfulness-based smartphone app designed to help people stop smoking was effective at reducing study participants' self-reported daily cigarette consumption. (2019-05-15)
What are the neurological side effects of CAR T-cell therapy?
A team at Brigham and Women's Hospital recently cataloged the neurological symptoms of patients who had received CAR T-cell therapy to better understand its neurotoxic side effects. (2019-05-15)
New drug could help treat neonatal seizures
A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures in rodent models could open up new avenues for the treatment of epilepsy in human newborns. (2019-05-15)
Study paves way for better treatment of lingering concussion symptoms
The results of the study, released in Neuroscience journal, show that significant levels of fatigue and poorer brain function can persist for months, or even years, following concussion. (2019-05-15)
For people with strong life purpose, making healthier choices may take less effort
Why do some people easily meet their fitness goals and love eating healthy foods while others struggle to do either? (2019-05-14)
Room for thought: Brain region that watches for walls identified
To move through the world, you need a sense of your surroundings, especially of the constraints that restrict your movement: the walls, ceiling and other barriers that define the geometry of the navigable space around you. (2019-05-13)
A new treatment for stroke in mice reduces brain damage and promotes motor recovery
New research shows that brain fluids can be normalized with adrenergic receptor antagonists, a combination of drugs to block the activity of (nor)adrenaline in the brain. (2019-05-13)
Detecting dementia's damaging effects before it's too late
Patients with a rare neurodegenerative brain disorder called Primary Progressive Aphasia, or PPA, show abnormalities in brain function in areas that look structurally normal on an MRI scan. (2019-05-13)
Like submicroscopic spacecrafts: graphene flakes to control neuron activity
Like in a science fiction novel, miniscule spacecrafts able to reach a specific site of the brain and influence the operation of specific types of neurons or drug delivery: graphene flakes, the subject matter of the new study of the group of SISSA professor Laura Ballerini, open up future scenarios in research and for developing possible therapies for neurological diseases. (2019-05-09)
Scientists locate brain area where value decisions are made
Neurobiologists at UC San Diego have pinpointed the brain area responsible for value decisions that are made based on past experiences. (2019-05-09)
Mathematical framework explores how the brain keeps a beat
A new mathematical model demonstrates how neurons in the brain could work together to learn and keep a musical beat. (2019-05-09)
VA-led study of combat personnel with brain injuries pinpoints abnormal brain waves
A VA-led study finds that veterans and service members with a history of combat-related mild traumatic brain injury have much higher levels of abnormally fast brain waves in a region that plays a key role in consciousness. (2019-05-09)
Could sleep molecules lead to a blood test for Alzheimer's disease?
A new study published today in the journal Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, has found that a particular class of molecules may help with diagnosing Alzheimer's Disease. (2019-05-08)
Novel and rapid device opens new doors for Parkinson's disease diagnostics
Researchers from Osaka University developed a new device that can measure levels of α-synuclein aggregates in cerebrospinal fluid. (2019-05-07)
Dataset bridges human vision and machine learning
Neuroscientists and computer vision scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and Fordham University say a new dataset of unprecedented size -- comprising brain scans of four volunteers who each viewed 5,000 images -- will help researchers better understand how the brain processes images. (2019-05-06)
UMN researchers advance understanding of atrial fibrillation-related dementia
University of Minnesota Medical School researchers have determined that atrial fibrillation (Afib) is independently associated with changes that occur with aging and dementia. (2019-05-06)
Elderly survivors of three common cancers face persistent risk of brain metastasis
Elderly survivors of breast cancer, lung cancer, and melanoma face risk of brain metastasis later in life, and may require extra surveillance in the years following initial cancer treatment. (2019-05-03)
The sense of touch is formed in the brain before birth
All the surface of the human body is represented in the cerebral cortex in a transversal band localized at the external part of the cerebral hemispheres: the somatosensory cortex. (2019-05-03)
Brain imaging lie detector can be beaten with simple techniques, research shows
This is a peer-reviewed observational study conducted in humans. Researchers have shown that a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) 'lie detector' test, which measures brain activity, can be 'deceived' by people using mental countermeasures. (2019-05-03)
New brain mechanisms regulating body weight
Researchers at University of Gothenburg, Sweden, clarify the link between the molecule interleukine-6 (IL-6) in the brain and obesity. (2019-05-02)
New chemical probe for visualizing brain immune cells
Researchers in South Korea and Singapore have, for the first time, developed a chemical probe that enables live-imaging of a type of immune cells in the brain, known as microglia, in a live animal brain. (2019-05-02)
Controlling primate neural activity using artwork from artificial neural networks
By showing macaques images generated by an artificial neural network, researchers were able to control the activity of specific neurons within the visual systems of these animals' brains, according to a new study. (2019-05-02)
Putting vision models to the test
MIT neuroscientists have performed the most rigorous testing yet of computational models that mimic the brain's visual cortex. (2019-05-02)
A new vision for neuroscience
For decades scientists have been searching for a way to watch a live broadcast of the brain. (2019-05-01)
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