Neuroscience in the News

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
A deficit arises in molecules needed for neurons to communicate efficiently.
  • 14 Oct 2019
  • Scientific American
We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.
  • 14 Oct 2019
  • Science Alert
The researchers recruited healthy older participants to two groups according to their history of tea drinking frequency and investigated both functional and structural networks to reveal the role of tea drinking on brain organization.
  • 14 Oct 2019
  • Science Daily
Young zebra finches have had memories implanted in their brains that change the length of the notes they sing.
  • 04 Oct 2019
  • New Scientist
Scientists from the University of Grenoble have spent two years teaching a quadriplegic man to move his arms and legs, and even walk, using a brain-controlled AI exoskeleton.
  • 04 Oct 2019
  • New Atlas
Long before symptoms like memory loss even emerge, the underlying pathology of Alzheimer's disease, such as an accumulation of amyloid protein plaques, is well underway in the brain.
  • 04 Oct 2019
  • Medical Xpress
A brain circuit that suppresses distracting sensory information holds important clues about attention and other cognitive processes.
  • 27 Sep 2019
  • Quanta Magazine
Too much physical exertion appears to make the brain tired.
  • 27 Sep 2019
  • NPR
Most, if not all, of us find harsh noises, such as those that car alarms make, difficult to bear. New research looks at what happens in the brain during exposure to these auditory stimuli.
  • 27 Sep 2019
  • Medical News Today
More evidence of the human brain's incredible plasticity has come to the fore through a new study of foot painters — professional painters who paint with their feet.
  • 20 Sep 2019
  • Medical News Today

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