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Visual Motion

Visual Motion Manages To Rapidly Pick And Segregate Moving Objects

While the process of separating an object from a background is seemingly effortless; researchers don’t know how our visual system manages to rapidly pick out and segregate moving objects from their backgrounds. Visual motion is an important source of information for separating objects from their backgrounds. A friend you’re trying to spot in a crowd…

Protein

How Protein Mutation Involved In Rare Brain Development Disorder

Researchers at McGill University focusing on the intellectual disability aspect of the disease; have shown for the first time how a specific mutant form of the SLC9A6 encoding gene for the NHE6 protein affects; the ability of neurons to form and strengthen connections. The findings, which the researchers hope could eventually lead to new treatments…

Music Sensitivity

Brain Structure Determines Differences Regarding Music Sensitivity

The white matter structure in the brain reflects music sensitivity; according to a study by the research group on Cognition and Brain Plasticity of the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UB); and the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (UB-IDIBELL). The study, publish in Journal of Neuroscience, shows that white matter connectivity; the tissue…

Parkinson's Disease

Researchers Challenge Understanding Cause Of Parkinson’s Disease

An international team of researchers involving members of the University of Basel’s Biozentrum challenges; the conventional understanding of the cause of Parkinson’s disease. The researchers have shown that the inclusions in the brain’s neurons; characteristic of Parkinson’s disease, are comprised of a membranous medley rather than protein fibrils. The recently publish study in “Nature Neuroscience”…

Huntington's disease

Huntington’s Disease: Associated With Two Specific Neural Signature

Researchers from the Cognition and Brain plasticity group of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL); and the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro); with the collaboration of Radboud University in the Netherlands; have identify two specific patterns of cerebral disorders underlying two clinical profiles of Huntington’s disease.  The study, publish in Neuroimage: Clinical;…

Neurons

Immature Mood Neurons Develop During Adolescence

Researchers have discover a mysterious group of neurons in the amygdala; a key center for emotional processing in the brain that stay in an immature; prenatal developmental state throughout childhood. Most of these cells mature rapidly during adolescence; suggesting a key role in the brain’s emotional development, but some stay immature throughout life; suggesting new…

Alcohol

Neuroscience Research Questions On Current Alcohol Limit

New research by neuroscientists from the University of Sussex shows that drinking alcohol, that is only one pint of beer or a large glass of wine; is enough to significantly compromise a person’s sense of agency. Sense of agency is the feeling of being in control of our actions. It is an important aspect of…

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Found 6% Of People

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Found In 6% Of People

Nearly 6% of athletes and non-athletes were found to have the neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy; (CTE) in the largest and broadest, study conduct of the disease to date. The findings were publish in international journal Brain Pathology. “Generally our findings point to CTE being more common in athletes and more common in football players; but…

Brain

Information Acts On The Brain’s Dopamine

A new study by researchers at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business has found that information acts on the brain’s dopamine; producing reward system in the same way as money or food. “To the brain, information is its own reward, above and beyond whether it’s useful,” said Assoc. Prof. Ming Hsu, a neuroeconomist whose research…

Single Neuron

New Method Effectively Captures Information From Single Neuron

Hacking into brain signals may be more straightforward than once thought. Physicists studying the brain at Washington University in St. Louis have shown how measuring signals; from a single neuron may be as good as capturing information from many neurons at once using big, expensive arrays of electrodes. The new work continues the discussion about how…

Age-Related Cognitive Decline

Personalized Approach To Age-Related Cognitive Decline

People are living longer than ever before, but brain health is not keeping up. To address this critical problem, a team of researchers has proposed a new model; for studying age-related cognitive decline one that’s tailored to the individual. There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to aging brain health; says Lee Ryan, professor…

The brain

Reaching And Grasping: Learning Motor Coordination Changes In Brain

Reaching for and grasping objects brings about changes in the connections of a certain neuronal population in the red nucleus; a region of the midbrain, now report by researchers at the University of Basel’s Biozentrum. They have also shown how fine motor tasks promote plastic reorganization of this brain region. The results of the study…