Neuroscience

The brain applies data compression for decision-making

If you were a kid in the 80s, or are a fan of retro video games, then you must know Frogger. The game can be quite a challenge. To win, you must first survive a stream of heavy traffic, only to then narrowly escape oblivion ...

Neuroscience

A neurobiological model to better understand creative processes

"Many believe that creativity is assigned to a single brain region. But that is not the case," says Radwa Khalil. Together with scientists from South Africa and Australia, the neurobiologist at Jacobs University Bremen has ...

Neuroscience

Synaptic connectivity of a novel cell population in the striatum

A new study from the Department of Neuroscience at Karolinska Institutet characterizes a novel neuronal population in the basal ganglia, responsible for the interaction between two types of neurotransmitters, GABA and acetylcholine. ...

Genetics

Study offers new insights on gene activity and addiction

Researchers at North Carolina State University have demonstrated that neuron-like cells derived from human stem cells can serve as a model for studying changes in the nervous system associated with addiction. The work sheds ...

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