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May 19, 2019

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'Imagine...' -- Our Attitudes Can Change Solely by the Power of Imagination

Our attitudes can be influenced not only by what we actually experience but also by what we ... read more
Neuroscientists have discovered an area of the brain, the insular cortex, that processes painful experiences and thereby drives learning from ... read more
Neuroscientists have identified a brain circuit that helps break complex decisions down into smaller pieces. The study sheds light on how the brain reasons about probable ... read more
Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder, according to a ... read more
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Automatic Neurological Disease Diagnosis Using Deep Learning

A team of researchers has developed MNet, an automatic diagnosis system for neurological diseases using magnetoencephalography (MEG), demonstrating the possibility of making automatic neurological ... read more

Brain Network Activity Can Improve in Epilepsy Patients After Surgery

Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity similar to patterns seen in people without ... read more

Our brains have a remarkable knack for picking out individual voices in a noisy environment, like a crowded coffee shop or a busy city street. This is something that even the most advanced hearing ... read more

Coherent? Voice Disorders Significantly Affect Listeners, Too

Researchers conducted a study to see if there are differences in speech intelligibility (a listener's ability to recover a speaker's message) in healthy voices compared to those who have ... read more

Brain Stimulation Improves Working Memory in Adults

Magnetic stimulation of the brain improves working memory, offering a new potential avenue of therapy for individuals living with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of ... read more

What Are the Neurological Side Effects of CAR T-Cell Therapy?

A team recently cataloged the neurological symptoms of patients who had received CAR T-cell therapy to better understand its neurotoxic side effects. While neurological symptoms were prevalent -- 77 ... read more

Ragweed Compounds Could Protect Nerve Cells from Alzheimer's

As spring arrives in the northern hemisphere, many people are cursing ragweed, a primary culprit in seasonal allergies. But scientists might have discovered a promising new use for some substances ... read more

Researchers Block Protein That Plays a Key Role in Alzheimer's Disease

In recent years, it has become increasingly clear to researchers that the protein galectin-3 is involved in inflammatory diseases in the brain. A study now shows the de facto key role played by the ... read more

Molecular Basis of Brain Dysfunction and Embryo Malformation Associated With Thalidomide

Scientists have identified the molecule involved in thalidomide-related dysfunctions associated with in utero brain and organ development. Their in vivo results using a zebrafish model of mammalian ... read more

Combination Therapy Advisable for Bowel Disorder IBS

The more abnormalities in intestinal and brain function that IBS sufferers have, the more severe their symptoms of this functional bowel disorder, and the more adversely their everyday life is ... read more

Researchers have discovered a group of cells in the brain that may function as a 'master-controller' for the cardiovascular system, orchestrating the control of blood flow to different ... read more

Older Adults Expect to Lose Brain Power, but Most Don't Ask Doctors How to Prevent Dementia

Many Americans in their 50s and early 60s are worried about declining brain health, especially if they have loved ones with memory loss and dementia, a new national poll finds. But while the majority ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Tool Vastly Scales Up Alzheimer's Research

Researchers have found a way to teach a computer to precisely detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease in human brain tissue, delivering a proof of concept for a machine-learning ... read more

For People With Strong Life Purpose, Making Healthier Choices May Take Less Effort

Why do some people easily meet their fitness goals and love eating healthy foods while others struggle to do either? New research indicates that people with a stronger sense of life purpose are more ... read more

Unexplored Neural Circuit Modulates Memory Strength

The fruit fly mushroom body contains three groups of neurons that produce dopamine. Two of them work together to process aversive memories, a new study ... read more

Nerve cells derived from human stem cells often serve as the basis for research into brain diseases. However, these cells differ considerably in their quality and produce varying results. Scientists ... read more

The relay station of the brain, the substantia nigra, consists of different types of nerve cells and is responsible for controlling the execution of diverse movements. Researchers have now ... read more

Brain Changes Linked With Alzheimer's Years Before Symptoms Appear

In a records review of 290 people at risk for Alzheimer's disease, scientists say they have identified an average level of biological and anatomical brain changes linked to Alzheimer's ... read more

Probiotic-Derived Molecule May Suppress Fatal Brain Inflammation, Preclinical Study Finds

The existence of certain microorganisms in your gut may bolster the immune system's ability to fend off a herpes viral attack that can cause fatal brain ... read more

Obesity: The Key Role of a Brain Protein Revealed

Regardless of how much you exercise or how balanced your diet is, controlling your weight is more brain-related than you might have thought. Researchers show for the first time in mice that the ... read more

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