Neuroscience

Researchers reveal how our brains know when something's different

Imagine you are sitting on the couch in your living room reading. You do it almost every night. But then, suddenly, when you look up you notice this time something is different. Your favorite picture hanging on the wall is ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Study hints at early sign of Alzheimer's degeneration

Researchers have moved one step closer to identifying targets for brain degeneration that occur decades before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease appear—a much sought-after clue that might open the door to early treatment.

Neuroscience

Thinking in acids and bases: pH in the brain

Although a number of techniques are able to track changes in pH in the brain, precise measurements have not previously been possible. Now, however, researchers in Japan have developed a novel method for examining brain pH ...

Neuroscience

Why only some post-stroke survivors can 'copy what I say'

In an article in Brain, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere report which brain regions must be intact in stroke survivors with aphasia if they are to perform well in a speech entrainment ...

Neuroscience

Raw or cooked: This is how we recognise food

Do we see a pear or an apple? The occipital cortex in our brain will activate itself to recognise it. A piece of bread or a nice plate of pasta with sauce? Another region will come into play, called the middle temporal gyrus. ...

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