Neuroscience in the News

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
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
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
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
One key to a longer life could be a quieter brain without too much neural activity, according to a new study that examined postmortem brain tissue from extremely long-lived people.
  • 18 Oct 2019
  • The Washington Post
Sleep deprivation can affect the endocannabinoid system, leading people to choose fattier, higher calorie foods, a new study shows.
  • 18 Oct 2019
  • Science
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
We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.
  • 14 Oct 2019
  • Science Alert
A deficit arises in molecules needed for neurons to communicate efficiently.
  • 14 Oct 2019
  • Scientific American

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