The Brain Being Yelled AtNews
Sight and hearing are the two main sensory modalities allowing us to interact with our environment. But what happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? How does it process this information? To answers these questions, researchers studied brain activity during the processing of various emotional voices.READ MORE
Oligodendrocytes, Microglia and Astrocytes Linked to 'Chemo Brain'News
Three types of cells in the brain’s white matter show interwoven problems during the cognitive dysfunction that follows treatment with the cancer drug methotrexate, Stanford neuroscientists have found.
Exposure to uncomfortable sensations elicits a wide range of appropriate and quick reactions, from reflexive withdrawal to more complex feelings and behaviors. To better understand the body’s innate response to harmful activity, researchers at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health, have identified activity in the brain that governs these reactions.READ MORE
The cerebellum, a structure found in the back of the skull, is known to be important for the control of movement, while the frontal cortex is responsible for cognitive functions such as short-term memory and decision making. However, as researchers continue to unlock the mystery of how billions of neurons in the brain interact, it is becoming more apparent that it is not that black and white.
“To our knowledge, these data are the first to elucidate the role of USP13 in neurodegeneration.”READ MORE
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that the drug candidate CP201, also known as NAP, may improve vocal communication abilities that are underdeveloped in Activity-dependent neuroprotective protein (ADNP) patients.READ MORE
Intensive behavioral therapy (IBT), which provides diet and physical activity counseling, could help adults with obesity achieve meaningful weight loss in six to 12 months. The trial showed that patients who received IBT lost an average of 6.1 percent of their initial body weight at one year.READ MORE
Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn’t really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you’ll likely flinch again, even though—second time around—you should know better. That’s the takeaway of a new brain imaging study which found that expectations about pain intensity can become self-fulfilling prophecies.
A 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in babies up to two years earlier than current methods.READ MORE