Neuroscience

Neural simulations hint at the origin of brain waves

For almost a century, scientists have been studying brain waves to learn about mental health and the way we think. Yet the way billions of interconnected neurons work together to produce brain waves remains unknown. Now, ...

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Paradis' research could impact seizure treatment

(Medical Xpress)—Suzanne Paradis is interested in synapses, sites of cell-to-cell contact that help neurons communicate. She never planned to research a technique that could affect the treatment of epilepsy. She doubted ...

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Problem-solving governs how we process sensory stimuli

Various areas of the brain process our sensory experiences. How the areas of the cerebral cortex communicate with each other and process sensory information has long puzzled neu-roscientists. Exploring the sense of touch ...

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Brain makes its own version of Valium, researchers find

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that a naturally occurring protein secreted only in discrete areas of the mammalian brain may act as a Valium-like brake on certain types of epileptic seizures.

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How the brain folds to fit

During fetal development of the mammalian brain, the cerebral cortex undergoes a marked expansion in surface area in some species, which is accommodated by folding of the tissue in species with most expanded neuron numbers ...

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Transmission routes of spreading protein particles

In diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's endogenous proteins accumulate in the brain, eventually leading to the death of nerve cells. These deposits, which consist of abnormally formed proteins, are supposed to migrate ...

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