Neuroscience

Physical consequences improve motor learning

Actions have consequences, and the physical consequence of slipping improves motor learning, according to research recently published in eNeuro.

Psychology & Psychiatry

New research maps how the brain changes during depression treatment

For the first time, researchers have shown what happens to the brain when a person receives a depression treatment known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). The results were published today in the American ...

Neuroscience

Smooth movements are achieved by stable basal ganglia activity

Smooth movements require coordinated control of muscles. Even a simple reaching movement involves coordinated movements of a person's shoulder, arm, wrist and fingers, which are controlled by temporally precise commands from ...

Medical research

When neurons behave like a double-edged sword

A new study reports that immune cell responses to bacteria affect the intrinsic excitability of rat neuronal subtypes differently. The findings have implications for neural network control, including irregularities that lead ...

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