Unexpected Pretzel Study Explores Baby Brain RhythmsNews
Babies seek to understand the world around them and learn many new things every day. Unexpected events – for example a game of peek-a-boo – provide researchers with the unique opportunity to understand infants’ learning processes.READ MORE
Dementia Spreads via Connected Brain NetworksNews
In a new study, UC San Francisco scientists used maps of brain connections to predict how brain atrophy would spread in individual patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), adding to growing evidence that the loss of brain cells associated with dementia spreads via the synaptic connections between established brain networksREAD MORE
Cognitive Dissonance: Musicians' Brain React Differently to Inharmonious SoundsNews
A study examining human musical perception has compared how the brain reacts when musical sequences perceived do not finish as might be expected. The results of the study have shown that although the perception of music is universal, training in music alters its perception.READ MORE
A study examining circadian rhythms in mice suggests that skin expresses its own photoreceptors using a previously mysterious member of the opsin gene family, neuropsin.
Researchers have developed a technique which can identify misfolded amyloid proteins in the blood – years before a clinical diagnosis.READ MORE
Scientists have developed a line of mice in which the mouse version of the Alzheimer's-associated MAPT gene has been fully replaced by the human version of the gene.READ MORE
The interconnections and communication between different regions of the human brain influence our behaviour in many ways. This is also true for individual differences in higher cognitive abilities. The brains of more intelligent individuals, as measured by a standardised IQ test, are characterised by temporally more stable interactions in neural networks.READ MORE
A new study in mice uncovered a previously unknown role that the central amygdala can play in upgrading or downgrading pain signals in the brain’s circuitry.READ MORE
In a new study, researchers have tested the binding specificity of commercial antibodies to the C9ORF72 protein, and explored a novel validation approach.READ MORE
It turns out being Sugar Daddy isn't a one-size-fits-all gig. While it occasionally lives up to the stereotype of a wealthy, middle-aged man lavishing gifts and money on a young woman in return for her companionship, new research suggests there's more to it in the U.S.