Neuroscience

Reversing a genetic cause of poor stress responses in mice

Everyone faces stress occasionally, whether in school, at work, or during a global pandemic. However, some cannot cope as well as others. In a few cases, the cause is genetic. In humans, mutations in the OPHN1 gene cause ...

Neuroscience

How do parents' brains react to feedback about their child?

Parents appear to be extremely sensitive to feedback they receive about their child. Just how sensitive depends on the ('rose-tinted') glasses through which they look at their child. All this can be seen in the brain. Neuroscientist ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could our immune system be why COVID-19 is so deadly?

Respiratory viruses such as SARS-CoV-2 (causing COVID-19) can often catalyze an overactive immune response that leads to a life-threatening cycle, known as a cytokine storm. Analyzing cytokine responses from patients infected ...

Neuroscience

New surgery may enable better control of prosthetic limbs

MIT researchers have invented a new type of amputation surgery that can help amputees to better control their residual muscles and sense where their "phantom limb" is in space. This restored sense of proprioception should ...

Neuroscience

A newly discovered circuit helps fish to prioritize

Being constantly flooded by a mass of stimuli, it is impossible for us to react to all of them. The same holds true for a little fish. Which stimuli should it pay attention to and which not? Scientists at the Max Planck Institute ...

Medical research

Bonobos, chimpanzees, and oxytocin

Despite being our two closest relatives—separated by just two million years of evolution from one another and six million from us—chimpanzees, bonobos, and humans have numerous important differences, such as in lethal ...

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Feedback

Feedback describes the situation when output from (or information about the result of) an event or phenomenon in the past will influence an occurrence or occurrences of the same (i.e. same defined) event / phenomenon (or the continuation / development of the original phenomenon) in the present or future. When an event is part of a chain of cause-and-effect that forms a circuit or loop, then the event is said to "feed back" into itself.

Feedback is also a synonym for:

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