Neuroscience

Neuroscientists discover why exercise reduces stress

On top of the many reasons to hit the gym, working out may also improve the ability to persevere through hard times. In a series of recent experiments, neuroscientists at the University of Georgia have begun to unravel the ...

Neuroscience

Modeling memory in the brain

Scientists at EPFL have uncovered mathematical equations behind the way the brain forms – and even loses – memories.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Scientists reveal how beta-amyloid may cause Alzheimer's

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown how a protein fragment known as beta-amyloid, strongly implicated in Alzheimer's disease, begins destroying synapses before it clumps into plaques that lead ...

Neuroscience

Study points to immune system's role in neural development

Between the ages of two and four, the human brain has an estimated one quadrillion synapses – the electrical connections between neurons. As we age, pruning out extraneous synapses enables existing ones to run more efficiently ...

Neuroscience

Neuro researchers sharpen our understanding of memories

Scientists now have a better understanding of how precise memories are formed thanks to research led by Prof. Jean-Claude Lacaille of the University of Montreal's Department of Physiology. "In terms of human applications, ...

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