Neuroscience

A brain mechanism underlying 'vision' in the blind is revealed

Some people have lost their eyesight, but they continue to 'see.' This phenomenon, a kind of vivid visual hallucination, is named after the Swiss doctor Charles Bonnet, who described in 1769 how his completely blind grandfather ...

Other

Novartis to buy back $5 bn in shares

Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis announced Wednesday a $5.0 billion share buyback even though competition from generics ate away at sales and earnings last year.

Neuroscience

A role for neural noise in animal behavior

Researchers from EPFL and UNIL have used flies to show how behaviors may be shaped by seemingly random brain activity. This study raises new questions about the role of neural noise in moment-to-moment decisions.

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Study examines Parkinsonism in one county in Minnesota

Walter A. Rocca, M.D., M.P.H., of the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., and colleagues examined the incidence of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson disease dementia (PDD) in a JAMA Neurology study of residents in ...

Health

Food addiction: How processed food makes you eat more

Most people have the strong desire for a normal weight but in many developed countries such as Australia, only a minority are able to achieve it. Research we recently published provides an insight into why.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Young vs. old: Who performs more consistently?

Sometimes it's just not your day: First you can't remember where you put your car keys, then you forget about an important meeting at work. On days like that, our memory seems to let us down. But are there actually "good" ...

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