Neuroscience

Pupil dilation: A window to perception

The eyes are often referred to as the "windows to the soul." In fact, there is a grain of neurobiological truth to this. An international research team from the Universities of Göttingen and Tübingen, Germany, and Baylor ...

Medical research

Scientists propose that obesity is a neurodevelopmental disorder

Obesity has increased rapidly in recent decades to affect more than 2 billion people, making it one of the largest contributors to poor health worldwide. Despite decades of research on diet and exercise treatments, many people ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Long Covid remains a mystery, though theories are emerging

Millions of people around the world are believed to suffer from long COVID yet little remains known about the condition—though research has recently proposed several theories for its cause.

Psychology & Psychiatry

What is the effect of hierarchy on moral behavior?

Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience show that powerful hierarchical situations make it easier to commit harmful actions, as agency and empathy are split across multiple individuals.

Neuroscience

Brain organoids replicate key events in human brain development

Organoids are carefully grown collections of cells in a dish, designed to mimic organ structures and composition better than conventional cell cultures and give researchers a unique view into how organs such as the brain ...

Neuroscience

Sniffing out the brain's smelling power

Since their discovery over 100 years ago, neurons called tufted cells, in the brain's olfactory bulb, have been difficult to study. The close proximity between tufted cells and other neurons called mitral cells has restricted ...

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