High activity in a relatively poorly studied group of brain cells can be linked to aggressive behaviour in mice, a new study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows. Using optogenetic techniques, the researchers were able ...
What if we could edit the sensations we feel; paste in our brain pictures that we never saw, cut out unwanted pain or insert non-existent scents into memory?
There is a strong correspondence between a particular set of connections in the brain and positive lifestyle and behaviour traits, according to a new study by Oxford University researchers.
In studies with monkeys, Johns Hopkins researchers report that they have uncovered significant new details about how the cerebellum—the "learning machine" of the mammalian brain—makes predictions and learns from its mistakes, ...
When we learn the connections between neurons strengthen. Addiction or other neurological diseases are linked to abnormally strong connections. But what does learning look like on the cellular and molecular level? How do ...
A new study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience by a team from the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, in Lisbon, Portugal, has shown that the faster mice run, the faster and better they are at learning.
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.