Neuroscience

Researchers pinpoint epicenter of brain's predictive ability

In recent years, scientists have discovered the human brain works on predictions, contrary to the previously accepted theory that it reacts to the sensations it picks up from the outside world. Experts say humans' reactions ...

Neuroscience

Salience network is linked to brain disorders

How does the brain determine what matters? According to a new scientific article, a brain structure called the insula is essential for selecting things out of the environment that are "salient" for an individual, and dysfunction ...

Medical research

Researchers discover new therapy for fragile X chromosome syndrome

Researchers at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and the Achucarro neurosciences centre have discovered a new therapy for the fragile X chromosome syndrome. This new therapy proposes the modulation of the cerebral ...

Neuroscience

A mother's touch may protect against drug cravings later

An attentive, nurturing mother may be able to help her children better resist the temptations of drug use later in life, according to a study in rats conducted by Duke University and the University of Adelaide in Australia.

Neuroscience

Scientists harness the power of electricity in the brain

(Medical Xpress) -- A paralyzed patient may someday be able to "think" a foot into flexing or a leg into moving, using technology that harnesses the power of electricity in the brain, and scientists at University of Michigan ...

Neuroscience

Scientists settle centuries-old debate on perception

More than 300 years ago, scientist William Molyneux posed the following puzzle: Imagine a person blind from birth who suddenly is able to see. Immediately after gaining sight, would he be able to visually distinguish between ...

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Nature Neuroscience

Nature Neuroscience is a scientific journal published by Nature Publishing Group, the publisher of Nature. Its focus is original research papers relating specifically to neuroscience. Begun in May 1998 to respond to the rapid expansion of neuroscience research, Nature Neuroscience has quickly become one of the most significant neuroscience publications as judged by impact factor, with an impact factor of 16.980 in 2004 (ranked 23rd among all scientific journals).

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