Sleep may be a missing piece in the Alzheimer's disease puzzle.
The way our brains are wired may reveal a lot about us, according to new research co-authored by scientists at Washington University in St. Louis.
The hottest hairstyle, the latest extreme sport, the newest viral stunt—trends happen for a reason and now scientists have a better understanding of why.
New research out of the University of Pennsylvania is filling in gaps between two prevailing theories about how the brain generates our perception of the world.
Researchers find a protein that's involved in helping control the architecture of connections between neurons
Our ability to learn, move, and sense our world comes from the neurons in our brain. This information moves through our brain between neurons that are linked together by tens of trillions of tiny structures called synapses. ...
Georg Keller and his group at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) have identified neurons in the visual cortex whose activity predicts an upcoming visual stimulus. This activity emerges with experience ...
Researchers have identified a new mechanism controlling brain development: that neurons not only 'smell' chemicals in their environment, but also 'feel' their way through the developing brain.
Suppose you woke up in your bedroom with the lights off and wanted to get out. While heading toward the door with your arms out, you would predict the distance to the door based on your memory of your bedroom and the steps ...
Each of us is unique, with our own strengths, weaknesses and idiosyncrasies. While this is a truism everyone grasps intuitively, it's been difficult to determine if and how this individuality is reflected in brain activity.