Neuroscience

Cranial irradiation causes brain degeneration

(Medical Xpress)—Cranial irradiation saves the lives of brain cancer patients. It slows cancer progression and increases survival rates. Unfortunately, patients who undergo cranial irradiation often develop problems with ...

Neuroscience

First micro-structure atlas of the human brain completed

A European team of scientists have built the first atlas of white-matter microstructure in the human brain. The project's final results have the potential to change the face of neuroscience and medicine over the coming decade.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Mayo Clinic maps brain, finds Alzheimer's patients drive differently

Activity lingers longer in certain areas of the brain in those with Alzheimer's than it does in healthy people, Mayo Clinic researchers who created a map of the brain found. The results suggest varying brain activity may ...

Neuroscience

How do we split our attention?

McGill's Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab team finds that we are natural-born multi-taskers.

Genetics

Our brains are made of the same stuff, despite DNA differences

Despite vast differences in the genetic code across individuals and ethnicities, the human brain shows a "consistent molecular architecture," say researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health. The finding is ...

Neuroscience

Chips hold the key to understanding the human brain

Chips based on ARM processor technology will be linked together to simulate the highly-complex workings of the brain, whose functionality derives from networks of billions of interacting, highly-connected neurons.

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