Scientists Discover Fundamental Rule of Brain PlasticityNews
When one synapse strengthens, neighboring synapses weaken immediately based on the action of a crucial protein called Arc.Read more
Mechanism Controlling Multiple Sclerosis Risk IdentifiedNews
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new mechanism of a major risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS) that triggers disease through so-called epigenetic regulation. They also found a protective genetic variant that reduces the risk for MS through the same mechanism.
Synaptic Threshold Mechanism Computes 'When to Escape'News
How does your brain decide what to do in a threatening situation? A new paper describes a mechanism by which the brain classifies the level of a threat and decides when to escape.
Scientists Explore the Molecular Mechanics that Drive us to SleepArticle
Scientists describe how phosphorylation of 80 synaptic proteins drives our sleep/wake cyclesRead more
What Lies Behind Ghosts, Demons and Aliens – According to Sleep ResearchersArticle
Sleep scientists can explain the things that go 'bump' in the nightRead more
Shaking Hands is Disgusting – Here’s What Else You Can DoArticle
Lets take a look at the science behind the gestureRead more
Why do Humans Have Such Large Brains? Our Study Suggests Ecology Was the Driving ForceArticle
Most animals have brains in proportion to their body size – species with larger bodies often have larger brains. But the human brain is almost six times bigger than expected for our bodies.Read more