Neuron

Neuron is a biweekly peer-reviewed scientific journal of neuroscience published by Cell Press. It was established in 1988.

Publisher
Cell Press
History
1988–present
Impact factor
14.037 (2010)

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Neuroscience

First identification of brain's preparation for action

Neuroscientists at Bangor University and University College London have for the first time, identified the processes which occur in our brains milliseconds before we undertake a series of movements, crucial for speech, handwriting, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

A new culprit of cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease

It has long been known that patients with Alzheimer's disease have abnormalities in the vast network of blood vessels in the brain. Some of these alterations may also contribute to age-related cognitive decline in people ...

Neuroscience

A match made in neural heaven: How a neuron grows an axon

While the neural architecture responsible for the transmission of electrical impulses has been known for more than a century, the basic biology behind how a neuron acquires its one and only axon—a fundamental component ...

Neuroscience

MRI scans reveal how brain protects memories

Two distinct parts of the human brain—the neocortex and the hippocampus (a part of the brain involved in higher-order brain functions) - have been shown to help protect our memories from interfering with one another.

Neuroscience

Pinpointing the cells that control the brain's memory flow

From the cab driver heading for Times Square to the commuter returning home on the freeway, we all carry maps in our head labeled with important locations. And a new Columbia study in mice shows that, by directing the delicate ...

Autism spectrum disorders

New autism genes are revealed in largest-ever study

In the largest, most comprehensive genomic analysis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) conducted to date, an international research team led by UC San Francisco scientists has identified 65 genes that play a role in the disorder, ...

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