Neuroscience

Is this brain cell your 'mind's eye'?

No-one knows what connects awareness—the state of consciousness—with its contents, i.e. thoughts and experiences. Now researchers propose an elegant solution: a literal, structural connection.

Pediatrics

Maternal holding with glucose or breastfeeding best analgesic

(HealthDay)—Maternal holding of newborns, combined with oral glucose and in breastfeeding, is associated with the greatest analgesic effect in infants, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics.

Neuroscience

Neuroscientists identify source of early brain activity

Some expectant parents play classical music for their unborn babies, hoping to boost their children's cognitive capacity later in life. While some research supported a link between prenatal sound exposure and improved brain ...

Neuroscience

Scientists find neural match for complexity of visual world

The complexity of the neural activity we use to process visual images reflects the intricacy of those images, a team of New York University scientists has found. Their study offers new insights into how our brain extracts ...

Neuroscience

Study sheds light on how neurons control muscle movement

Stanford University researchers studying how the brain controls movement in people with paralysis, related to their diagnosis of Lou Gehrig's disease, have found that groups of neurons work together, firing in complex rhythms ...

Neuroscience

Culturing the connectome

Mapping the human brain's network of interconnections, known as the connectome is typically done with help from computational tools because recreating interconnections between different brain regions has been challenging ...

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