Neuroscience in the News

Researchers discovered that our brains "sketch out" portions of scenes that are not visible — much like how an artist sketches out a scene before filling the remaining details.
  • 15 Nov 2019
  • Medical Xpress
Two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients are women. My foggy 53-year-old brain could help explain why.
  • 08 Nov 2019
  • The Atlantic
There's new evidence that girls start out with the same math abilities as boys.
  • 08 Nov 2019
  • NPR
Over the last decade, scientists have been discovering that microglia, a type of immune cell that resides in the brain, do more than respond to illness and infection.
  • 04 Nov 2019
  • Medical News Today
In spite of how they appear, the left and right hemispheres of the human brain tend to be far from perfect reflections of each other. Some neurological disorders can affect that imbalance, causing the two halves to appear strikingly alike.
  • 04 Nov 2019
  • Science Alert
Work on an “Internet of brains” takes another step.
  • 01 Nov 2019
  • Scientific American
The synchronized brain waves of non-REM sleep may play a key role in preventing toxins from accumulating in a person's brain.
  • 01 Nov 2019
  • WIRED
We're learning more and more about Alzheimer's every day, but how it gets started and takes hold remains something of a mystery. Now, for the first time, scientists have observed the structure of the disease-associated protein clumps as they've formed in the brain, rather than in the lab.
  • 01 Nov 2019
  • Science Alert
At the Seattle aquarium in 2005, a giant Pacific octopus named Billye was given a herring-stuffed medication bottle.
  • 19 Oct 2019
  • The Boston Globe
Autism spectrum disorders affect one in 59 American children by age eight.
  • 19 Oct 2019
  • Medical Xpress
Although we constantly use our brains without having to think about it, working out how they do what they do is a much trickier matter.
  • 19 Oct 2019
  • Science Alert
Male and female mouse brains could have significant differences that reach right down to the cellular level, according to a new discovery.
  • 18 Oct 2019
  • Science Alert

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