News tagged with neural activity

Exercise rescues mutated neural stem cells

CHARGE syndrome is a severe developmental disorder affecting multiple organs. It affects 1 in 8500 newborns worldwide. The majority of patients carry a mutation in a gene called CHD7. How this single mutation ...

Jul 05, 2013
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Physical principles for scalable neural recording

(Medical Xpress)—It took nearly two months, but the videos from the May 6th-7th national BRAIN Initiative meeting are now available online. Although the title of that workshop made central mention of th ...

Jul 02, 2013
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New non-invasive method for brain research

Neuroscientists at the University of Tübingen have become the first to record neuromagnetic activity in the millisecond-by-millisecond range while the brain of a human subject was under stimulation by electric current. Electric ...

Jun 24, 2013
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Fear: A justified response or faulty wiring?

Fear is one of the most primal feelings known to man and beast. As we develop in society and learn, fear is hard coded into our neural circuitry through the amygdala, a small, almond-shaped nuclei of neurons within the medial ...

Jun 04, 2013
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Temporal processing in the olfactory system

The neural machinery underlying our olfactory sense continues to be an enigma for neuroscience. A recent review in Neuron seeks to expand traditional ideas about how neurons in the olfactory bulb might encode information about ...

May 17, 2013
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Getting a grip on sleep

All mammals sleep, as do birds and some insects. However, how this basic function is regulated by the brain remains unclear. According to a new study by researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, ...

May 14, 2013
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