Neuroscience

How we know where we are

The brain is a personalized GPS. It can keep track of where you are in time and space without your knowledge.

Neuroscience

A little inhibition shapes the brain's GPS

Researchers from King's College London have discovered a specific class of inhibitory neurons in the cerebral cortex which plays a key role in how the brain encodes spatial information. The findings are published in the journal ...

Neuroscience

Noradrenaline enhances vision through beta-adrenergic receptors

Noradrenaline is a neuromodulator secreted in the brain depending on behavioral context and physiological states of animal, influencing a wide range of physiological functions by modulating brain activity. It may be best ...

Neuroscience

Bilingualism may save brain resources as you age

New research findings show that bilingual people are great at saving brain power, that is. To do a task, the brain recruits different networks, or the highways on which different types of information flow, depending on the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How the mind processes complex spatial information

Northwestern University's David H. Uttal will discuss a program that has enhanced students' learning at a variety of levels, from basic spatial reasoning to solving complex problems involving the coordination of numerous ...

Neuroscience

Silencers refine sound localization

A new study by LMU researchers shows that sound localization involves a complex interplay between excitatory and inhibitory signals. Pinpointing of sound sources in space would be impossible without the tuning effect of the ...

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