Neuroscience

How the brain remembers the order of events

For centuries understanding how the order of events is stored in memory has been a mystery. However, researchers from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick have worked out how the order of events ...

Neuroscience

How the brain improves motor control

Adaptation in reaching—gradual improvement of motor control in response to a perturbation—is a central issue in motor neuroscience.However, even the cortical origin of errors that drive adaptation has remained elusive. ...

Other

Lessons from the 'gene for speed'

As you prepare to watch the world's best athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympics, have you thought about what distinguishes elite sprinters from long-distance athletes?

Neuroscience

Mechanism sheds light on how the brain adapts to stress

Scientists now have a better understanding of the way that stress impacts the brain. New research, published by Cell Press in the January 26 issue of the journal Neuron, reveals pioneering evidence for a new mechanism of ...

Medical research

How does Prozac act? By acting on the microRNA

The adaptation mechanisms of the neurons to antidepressants has, until now, remained enigmatic. Research, published this week by teams of Odile Kellermann and of Jean-Marie Launay (Inserm, Paris), sheds new light on the mechanisms ...