Neuroscience

Brain-robot therapy reroutes motor pathway in stroke patients

Brain-robot interfaces—apparatuses where brain activity controls the movements of a robotic device that supports a hand or limb—show promise in rehabilitating paralyzed stroke patients. Yet the exact way the therapy impacts ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Cells that control hunger affect brain structure and function

The prefrontal cortex region of the human brain is responsible for a range of complex functions from decision-making to certain types of memory. When something goes wrong in this part of the brain, it can be very detrimental ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Finding the right memory strategy to slow cognitive decline

What's the best way to improve your memory as you age? Turns out, it depends, a new study suggests. But your fourth-grade math teacher may have been onto something with that phrase to help you remember how to work out a complicated ...

Neuroscience

New study reveals where memory fragments are stored

After an unforgettable dinner at a restaurant, it's not just the food that leaves a trace in your mind. The odors, the decor, the sound of the band playing, the conversations, and many other features combine to form a distinctive ...

Neuroscience

Sunlight exposure found to trigger increased eating in men

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in Israel, working with colleagues from Columbia University in the U.S. and the Institute for Diabetes and Obesity in Germany, has found that exposure to more sunlight ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mindfulness meditation reduces pain by separating it from the self

For centuries, people have been using mindfulness meditation to try to relieve their pain, but neuroscientists have only recently been able to test if and how this actually works. In the latest of these efforts, researchers ...

Neuroscience

Connectivity of language areas unique in the human brain

Neuroscientists have gained new insight into how our brain evolved into a language-ready brain. Compared to chimpanzee brains, the pattern of connections of language areas in our brain has expanded more than previously thought. ...

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