Neuroscience

How brains create maps

In her debut book, "Brainscapes: The Warped, Wondrous Maps Written in Your Brain—and How They Guide You," Rebecca Schwarzlose, a postdoctoral research scholar in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, describes ...

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Scientists find first in human evidence of how memories form

In a discovery that could one day benefit people suffering from traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, and schizophrenia, UT Southwestern researchers have identified the characteristics of more than 100 memory-sensitive ...

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A 10-minute run can boost brain processing

Running may be a useful activity to undertake for better mental health. University of Tsukuba researchers have found that only 10 minutes of moderate-intensity running increases local blood flow to the various loci in the ...

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Which side is which? How the brain perceives borders

In the classic "Rubin's vase" optical illusion, you can see either an elaborate, curvy vase or two faces, noses nearly touching. At any given moment, which scene you perceive depends on whether your brain is viewing the central ...

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The brain uses bodily signals to regulate fear

Fear is essential for survival, but must be well regulated to avoid harmful behaviors such as panic attacks or exaggerated risk taking. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology have now demonstrated in mice ...

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As we develop, the brain connects lessons learned differently

A new study of brain activity patterns in people doing a memory task finds that the way we make inferences—finding hidden connections between different experiences—changes dramatically as we age. The study's findings ...

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