Neuroscience

The auditory system tracks moving sounds

The brain's auditory system tracks the speed and location of moving sounds in the same way the visual system tracks moving objects. The study recently published in eNeuro lays the groundwork for more detailed research on ...

Medical research

How the brain paralyzes you while you sleep

We laugh when we see Homer Simpson falling asleep while driving, while in church, and even while operating the Springfield nuclear reactor. In reality though, narcolepsy, cataplexy and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Parkinson's disease can affect the eyes, and here's what we know so far

Parkinson's disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease, affecting over 10 million people worldwide. It's characterized by changes in movement, including tremors, and slower and more rigid movements. But researchers ...

Medical research

Don't sleep on the hypnotic potential of thalidomide

Thalidomide is a medication with several different effects, one of which is promoting sleep in the context of insomnia. In a new study, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have discovered that thalidomide exerts its ...

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