Neuroscience

The brain pays attention to unfamiliar voices during sleep

A good night's sleep is not as simple as it appears. While you snooze, your brain continues to monitor the environment, balancing the need to protect sleep with the need to wake up. One example of how the brain accomplishes ...

Neuroscience

Identifying the neural network responsible for how tics develop

A team of researchers from Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin has identified a neural network which is responsible for generating tic disorders. Targeting of this network via deep brain stimulation delivered by a ...

Neuroscience

In visual memory, size matters

Every day we encounter images on the wall, in newspapers, books, and electronic devices. Some become etched in our memory and some don't. The elements influencing whether we remember one image and not the other aren't yet ...

Neuroscience

Harnessing the brain's plasticity to acquire epilepsy resilience

Around 1 percent of the world's population lives with epilepsy; yet only 65 percent of epilepsy patients can manage their symptoms with medication. Currently, surgically removing the lesion in the brain responsible for the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cerebrospinal fluid offers clues to post-COVID 'brain fog'

Some patients who develop new cognitive symptoms after a mild bout of COVID have abnormalities in their cerebrospinal fluid similar to those found in people with other infectious diseases. The finding may provide insights ...

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