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Brain circuits involved in emotion discovered
News   Apr 23, 2014

Neuroscientists have discovered a brain pathway that underlies the emotional behaviours critical for survival.

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New way to enhance nerve growth following injury discovered
News   Apr 22, 2014

New research published today out of the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) uncovers a mechanism to promote growth in damaged nerve cells as a means to restore connections after injury.

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Scientists discover brain’s anti-distraction system that may change perception and treatment of ADD
News   Apr 22, 2014

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.

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Treating depression in Parkinson's disease patients: New research
News   Apr 22, 2014

A group of scientists from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found interesting new information in a study on depression and neuropsychological function in Parkinson's disease (PD).

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Researchers present new view of myelin
News   Apr 22, 2014

Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head.

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Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks
News   Apr 21, 2014

Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity called gamma waves, report neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Boosting depression-causing mechanisms in brain increases resilience, surprisingly
News   Apr 17, 2014

A new study points to a conceptually novel therapeutic strategy for treating depression. Instead of dampening neuron firing found with stress-induced depression, researchers demonstrated for the first time that further activating these neurons opens a new avenue to mimic and promote natural resilience.

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Synapses: Stability in transformation
News   Apr 17, 2014

Synapses are the points of contact at which information is transmitted between neurons. Without them, we would not be able to form thoughts or remember things. For memories to endure, synapses sometimes have to remain stable for very long periods.

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How kids' brain structures grow as memory develops
News   Apr 16, 2014

Our ability to store memories improves during childhood, associated with structural changes in the hippocampus and its connections with prefrontal and parietal cortices. New research from UC Davis is exploring how these brain regions develop at this crucial time.

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