Neuroscience

Research team reveals underpinnings of how motor memory forms

When you are first learning how to ride a bicycle or play a musical instrument, your physical movements are uncoordinated at best. But with time and lots of repetition, your brain's motor neurons create a kind of shorthand ...

Neuroscience

Assessment of balance deficits in neurocognitive disorders

Balance is important to maintain in many aspects of life, but the most important may be your body's sense of balance—also known as vestibular sense—which keeps you upright when moving or standing. Deficits in balance ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the role of appetite change in depression

Major depressive disorders are characterized by a significant health burden, including changes in appetite and body weight. Identifying biomarkers such as changes in brain function to treat depression is difficult due to ...

Neuroscience

The brain's drainage system in 3D

Meningeal lymphatic vessels are potential targets to treat brain diseases. Laboratories at Yale and the Paris Brain Institute (Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Paris) have imaged brain drainage by meningeal lymphatics in mice ...

Neuroscience

Researchers provide new framework for studying brain organization

UCLA researchers and colleagues at Emory University and other research centers have combined data simulation and experimental observation to bridge a gap between two major properties of large-scale organization of the human ...

Neuroscience

Newborns develop language skills within hours of birth

In contrast to the traditional view of newborns, passively lying around and crying, a recent study published in Nature Human Behaviour established that newborns start soaking up and tuning into the specifics of the world ...

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