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The genetic signature of memory

Unique memory genes are expressed in different areas of the brain.

2 hours ago eNeuro

Different learning strategies used during Pavlovian conditioning

This study is the first to demonstrate the distinct behavioral and neural profiles of learning in sign-trackers, who primarily use value-based learning strategies, and goal-trackers, who rely on uncertainty-based learning.

6 Dec 2019 Nature Human Behaviour

Three types of cells help the brain tell day from night

Salk researchers identify light-sensitive cells in humans that appear to help establish healthy day-night cycles.

5 Dec 2019 Science

Key mystery about how the brain produces cognition is finally understood

Researchers are finally making sense of the seemingly random frontal cortex and its crucial role in cognition.

5 Dec 2019 Nature

Molecular bodyguards against Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson's disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders.

4 Dec 2019 Nature

Respiration key to increase oxygen in the brain

Researchers conclude that “respiration provides a dynamic pathway for modulating cerebral oxygenation.”

4 Dec 2019 Nature Communications

Focused ultrasound may open door to Alzheimer’s treatment

Focused ultrasound is a safe and effective way to target and open areas of the blood-brain barrier, potentially allowing for new treatment approaches to Alzheimer's disease.

3 Dec 2019 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America-RSNA 2019

Concussion alters how information is transmitted within the brain

Looking at how water molecules are diffusing in the nerve fibers in the corpus callosum and within the microenvironment around the nerve fibers allows us to better understand the white matter microstructural injury that occurs.

3 Dec 2019 105th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America-RSNA 2019

Why stress doesn’t always cause depression

Changes in neurotransmission may explain intrinsic immunity to depression.

2 Dec 2019 Journal of Neuroscience

Mantis shrimp make sense of a ‘staggering’ amount of visual information

University of Queensland scientists have provided new insights into how the tiny brains of mantis shrimp can make sense of a breathtaking amount of visual input.

1 Dec 2019 Journal of Comparative Neurology

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