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Controlling our internal world

Design principles from robotics help researchers decipher elements controlling mental processes in the brain.

7 Oct 2019 Nature Neuroscience

Yale researchers develop way to help brain organoids thrive

The development of organoids, created by spurring development of human embryonic stem cells, has been a boon to neuroscientists studying the origins of neurodevelopmental diseases such as autism and schizophrenia.

7 Oct 2019 Nature Methods

Gene regulators work together for oversized impact on schizophrenia risk

Modeled gene expression changes match those found in patients' brains.

23 Sep 2019 Nature Genetics

Watching music move through the brain

Listening to and remembering music involve different cognitive processes.

9 Sep 2019 JNeurosci

How brain rhythms organize our visual perception

A team of neuroscientists from Göttingen and Tehran shows how our brain combines visual features to achieve a unified percept.

9 Sep 2019 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

How humans have shaped dogs’ brains

Findings suggest that selective breeding has altered brain anatomy in dogs.

2 Sep 2019 JNeurosci

Map of broken brain networks shows why people lose speech in language-based dementia

Now we know where to target people's brains to attempt to improve their speech.

2 Sep 2019 Cortex

Brain stem cells have a good memory

While neuroscience textbooks establish the irreversible nature of this specialization process, researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) now provide proof to the contrary.

28 Aug 2019 Nature

Brain finds order amidst chaos

Switzerland's Blue Brain Project at EPFL shows that cortical neurons can work in a team to talk to each other amidst a sea of noise and chaos.

22 Aug 2019 Nature Communications

Highest-resolution human brain ‘parts list’ to date lays road map to better treatments

Crucial differences discovered in human and mouse brain cells could explain why many drugs that work in the lab don't work in us.

21 Aug 2019 Nature

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