Now Anyone Can Tour the Fly BrainNews
A new fly-through of the fly brain allows anyone to whizz past neurons and visit any of the 40 million synapses where neurons touch neuron. It’s a super-resolution view of the complex network connections in the insect’s brain that underlie behaviors ranging from feeding to mating.
Memories of Meals Influence Future Eating BehaviorNews
Brain cells involved in memory play an important role after a meal in reducing future eating behavior, a finding that could be key in understanding and fighting obesity, according to a study led by Georgia State University.
Study Suggests You Can Improve Your Learning Ability by Self-Modulating Your Neural OscillationsNews
Neuronal alpha oscillations in the range of 10 Hz are neural waves that reduce processing in certain brain regions to provide resources for upcoming information. Alpha oscillations can be easily influenced by neurofeedback training. Researchers have discovered that participants can self-regulate their learning success in a perceptual learning task by altering their alpha oscillations.READ MORE
Scientists have discovered that defective astrocytes are linked to the buildup of a toxic protein that is one the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease. The studied astrocytes, derived from Parkinson's disease patients with a genetic mutation that affects cell clean-up functions, caused more accumulation of the toxin, α -synuclein, than those derived from healthy individuals.READ MORE
In rat models, the novel scaffolding mimicked natural anatomy and boosted stem cell-based treatment; the approach is scalable to humans and advances effort toward clinical trials
In high pressure situations, you need your brain to moderate your level of arousal so that you do your best. A new study by neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory might help to explain how the brain strikes that balance.
When we remember a past event, the human brain reconstructs that experience in reverse order, according to a new study at the University of Birmingham.
Individuals with early cognitive function develop brain capillary damage and blood-brain barrier breakdown in the hippocampus, regardless of amyloid beta/tau biomarker changes.READ MORE
Psychiatrists diagnose people with mental illnesses by spending time with them, looking for the particular behavior symptoms of each. By deciphering the circuitry of the medial frontal cortex – an area beneath the top of the head — those diagnoses could become much more efficient and precise by allowing physicians to diagnose based on how neurons respond to a simple series of behavior tests.READ MORE
Three-photon microscopy recently emerged as a technique that could give neuroscientists a deeper look at brain cells than ever before. Now, based on a substantial refinement of the technology, scientists at MIT have conducted the first-ever study of stimulated neural activity in an awake mouse through every visual cortex layer and notably the mysterious “subplate” below.READ MORE
14th Annual Conference on Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
Sep 19 - Sep 20, 2019