A high-salt diet may spell trouble for the brain—and for mental performance—even if it doesn't push blood pressure into dangerous territory, new research has found.
A cellular traffic jam appears to affect neurons in most forms of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), researchers at Emory University School of Medicine and Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville have shown.
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.
Neuroscientists discover networks of neurons that stretch or compress their activity to control timing
Timing is critical for playing a musical instrument, swinging a baseball bat, and many other activities. Neuroscientists have come up with several models of how the brain achieves its exquisite control over timing, the most ...
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. ...
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.