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Neuroimaging – News and Features

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Psilocybin Induces Hyperconnectivity in the Brain, Which Produces Feelings of "Oceanic Boundlessness"

A new study shows how psilocybin initiates hyperconnectivity in the brain, causing feelings of "oceanic boundlessness", providing insights into its potential use to treat psychiatric disorders.
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Vocal Organ of Reptiles and Mammals Share a Genetic Blueprint

Recent research has revealed a common genetic link between the larynx – the vocal organ of mammals, reptiles, and amphibians – and the syrinx – the vocal organ of birds.
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Sex-Specific Changes Identified in the Cortex of Autistic Children

A new study finds widespread differences in brain development between autistic boys and girls ages 2-13.
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Roots Are Key to Drought-Tolerant Maize

Maize can grow successfully in very different local conditions. An international study headed by the University of Bonn has now demonstrated the important role of the plant root system.

Clinical Trial Offers Promising Results for Alzheimer’s

A team evaluated a new drug for enhancing the brain’s resilience to changes driven by Alzheimer’s, showing promising results for patients with mild to moderate forms of the disease in its first human trial.
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Ketamine’s Molecular Action on Brain Network Function

New research addresses a gap in understanding how ketamine’s impact on individual neurons leads to pervasive and profound changes in brain network function.
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Towards a Better Understanding of Osteoporosis: The Role of Solid-State NMR

This article explores how using solid-state NMR to study bone constituents in their native state can give researchers a deeper understanding of the mechanisms behind osteoporosis.
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How Does the Brain Recognize Emotions?

The Genetics of Cognition research group has discovered a brain network present in animals and humans which allows to recognize others’ emotions.
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Scientists Discover What’s Happening Inside a Sleepwalker’s Brain

Many adults will experience at least one episode of sleepwalking in their lives, but what is happening inside the brain during these episodes is yet to be uncovered. Researchers have offered insight into this sleep behavior in their recent study.
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Singing Can Support Speech Rehabilitation After Stroke

Singing rehabilitates speech production in post-stroke aphasia. Researchers at the University of Helsinki investigated the rehabilitative effect of singing on the brain.