Understanding a surprising effect may eventually improve human hearing
A new study in mice concludes stress can cause gray hair—and credits overactive nerves with the change in hue. Karen Hopkin reports.
EEGs successfully picked out which depressed individuals got better on the drug Zoloft
A mouse study shows immune cells gobbling up the connections between memory-associated neurons
Snags hinder efforts to create small cellular models of the human cortex
New research using Crocs explains “the dress”
Studying gene expression in human brain tissue grown in the lab could offer insight into disorders such as autism
Eight years of experiments demonstrate the bridging of large gaps in damaged nerves
The partial fruit fly “connectome” contains approximately 25,000 neurons and 20 million synapses
It may open the door to new treatments and explain why previous ones failed
Neural circuits that track our whereabouts in space and time may also play vital roles in determining how we relate to other people
Research by the neuroendocrinologist into the effects of cortisol and other hormones marked a major contribution
Rats show changes in compulsive behavior when a brain connection is turned on or inhibited
Improvements are seen after playing a modified version of Guess Who?
You detect a tool’s contact with an object as if you placed your own finger on it
The findings challenge textbook ideas about how visual cortex cells process imagery
The evolutionary history of humans explains why physical activity is important for brain health
Will the benefits of aducanumab be enough to justify FDA approval, given its small benefit and high price?
Sometimes the most mundane objects can turn out to be unexpectedly crucial
New understandings in neurobiology are emerging from experiments on Drosophila, raising hopes the tiny insect will aid insights into human cognition and dementia