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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

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

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

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

Detecting Dementia's Damaging Effects Before It's Too Late

Patients with a rare neurodegenerative brain disorder called Primary Progressive Aphasia, or PPA, show abnormalities in brain function in areas that look structurally normal on an MRI scan. This ... read more

Findings from a new study of large-scale systems in the brain could improve understanding of the symptoms and causes of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and other mental illnesses. ... read more

To move through the world, you need a sense of your surroundings, especially of the constraints that restrict your movement: the walls, ceiling and other barriers that define the geometry of the ... read more

People Fail to Recognize Male Postnatal Depression

A new study shows that people are almost twice as likely to correctly identify signs of postnatal depression in women than in ... read more

Prince Charming's Kiss Unlocking Brain's Regenerative Potential?

Researchers find that 'waves' of Hes1 and Ascl1 gene expression control the quiescent and active state of adult neural stem cells. Hes1 expression promotes quiescence and suppresses Ascl1, ... read more

Combat Personnel With Brain Injuries Pinpoints Abnormal Brain Waves

A new study finds that veterans and service members with a history of combat-related mild traumatic brain injury have much higher levels of abnormally fast brain waves in a region that plays a key ... read more

A novel imaging technique that uses a synthesized form of scorpion venom to light up brain tumors has shown promise in a clinical ... read more

Scientists Locate Brain Area Where Value Decisions Are Made

Neurobiologists have pinpointed the brain area responsible for value decisions that are made based on past experiences. Data from tens of thousands of neurons revealed an area of the brain called the ... read more

Back to the Sources of Neural Diversity

By deciphering the genetic programs of neurons of the cerebral cortex, researchers have unraveled the mechanisms controlling the genesis of cells in one of the most essential parts of our ... read more

Mathematical Framework Explores How the Brain Keeps a Beat

A new mathematical model demonstrates how neurons in the brain could work together to learn and keep a musical ... read more

Stem Cells Provide Information About Neuron Resilience in ALS

Researchers have developed a stem cell based model in order to study the resilience and vulnerability of neurons in the neurodegenerative disease ALS. The results can aid in the identification of new ... read more

New Treatment Could Become First Targeted Therapy Designed for 'Untreatable' Childhood Brain Cancer

A new type of drug that targets a genetic weakness in an untreatable childhood brain cancer could become the first ever treatment designed to target the disease. The prototype treatment could also ... read more

Study Finds Biomarker of CTE in Some Former Athletes With Multiple Concussions

In a group of former professional athletes who experienced multiple concussions, a new study has found that approximately half the group had higher than normal levels of a protein called tau in their ... read more

Why Creative Experts May Be Better at Imagining the Future

Humans use imagination a lot, whether it be thinking about what's for dinner later tonight or trying to imagine what someone else on the other side of the world may be experiencing after reading ... read more

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