Memories in Old Age May Not Be "Worse, Just Different"News
"Memory is the first thing to go." Everyone has heard it, and decades of research studies seem to confirm it: While it may not always be the first sign of aging, some faculties, including memory, do get worse as people age. New research suggests things may not be that straightforward.Read more
Neurotransmitter Ratio May Explain Why It's So Hard To Get MotivatedNews
There is no question that motivation is one of the hardest and yet important factors in life. It's the difference between success and failure, goal-setting and aimlessness, well-being and unhappiness. And yet, why is it so hard to get motivated - or even if we do, to keep it up?
How Do We Remember the Order of Words? Single-Neuron Spiking Could Be the AnswerNews
Did the man bite the dog, or was it the other way around? When processing an utterance, words need to be assembled into the correct interpretation within working memory. Researchers have proposed a way in which the brain achieves this where individual neurons store and process chunks of information to build up a working memory for language.Read more
Meditation Techniques Could Bring End to Sleep Paralysis TerrorNews
Sleep paralysis - a condition thought to explain a number of mysterious experiences including alleged cases of alien abduction and demonic night-time visits - could be treated using a technique of meditation-relaxation, suggests a pilot study published today.
Green Apple Vape Flavor Makes Nicotine More RewardingArticle
A new study conducted in mice suggests that farnesene, a molecule responsible for the green apple flavoring used in some vape devices, is not only rewarding in itself, but may also increase the rewards felt when consuming nicotine.Read more
Top Tips for Selecting a Custom Manufacturing PartnerArticle
With life science industries facing increased competition, global regulatory demands, and pressure to shorten time to market, outsourcing part – or all – manufacturing is becoming increasingly prevalent. But what should be considered in choosing such a custom or contract manufacturing partner?Read more
The Markram Interviews Part Three: The Blue Brain ProjectArticle
In the final part of our exclusive interview series with Blue Brain Project Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram, we discuss the goals that he has strived towards over the last 15 years – simulating the mouse, and eventually human, brain. We discuss the Blue Brain Project’s achievements and setbacks and Markram explains what he feels are the Project’s most surprising findings. Finally, we look towards the future – when will we have simulated the human brain?
The Markram Interviews Part Two: Simulations and Experiments – How Can They Work Together?Article
In the second of our exclusive three-part interview series with Blue Brain Project Founder and Director Professor Henry Markram, we discuss how brain simulations can benefit neuroscience.
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