Why are the brain's nerve cells organized into modules?

Scientists have found that the outer cortex of the mammalian brain is able to maintain control over all the external inputs it receives because of how its nerve networks are organized into interconnected but independently ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mouse study sheds light on how antipsychotics work

Antipsychotic drugs are used to treat and manage symptoms of many psychiatric disorders, but their mechanisms of action remain a mystery. FMI researchers have found that antipsychotics reduce long-range communication within ...


Reducing seizures after brain tumor treatment

Northwestern Medicine investigators have shown that inhibiting a mutated gene can reduce seizure activity in adult-type diffuse gliomas, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

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