News tagged with brain circuit

How age opens the gates for Alzheimer's

With advancing age, highly-evolved brain circuits become susceptible to molecular changes that can lead to neurofibrillary tangles—a hallmark of Alzheimer's Disease, Yale researchers report the week of ...

Mar 18, 2014
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Cortical cause of anxiety states

Fear, at the right level, can increase alertness and protect against dangers. Disproportionate fear, on the other hand, can disrupt the sensory perception, be disabling, reduce happiness and therefore become ...

Dec 02, 2013
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Birth gets the brain ready to sense the world

Neurons that process sensory information such as touch and vision are arranged in precise, well-characterized maps that are crucial for translating perception into understanding. A study published by Cell ...

Oct 14, 2013
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The brain cannot be fooled by artificial sweeteners

Eating low-calorie sweetened products—especially when hungry or exhausted—may lead to a higher likelihood of seeking high calorie alternatives later, due to a newly discovered signal in the brain, suggests new research ...

Sep 22, 2013
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