Researchers report appetite signals cross a single synapse in under 100 milliseconds, relaying information from the gut to the brain much quicker than previously thought.
Based on experimental evidence physicists publish revolutionary new theory on brain learning that contradicts the most common assumption in neuroscience, will transform our understanding of brain function, and open new horizons for advanced deep learning algorithms.
When we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work from UC Davis shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level.
Salk scientists use gene expression to understand how astrocytes change with age.
When it comes to raising teenagers, parents have an ally — laminin alpha 5, a molecule crucial to the maturing of the adolescent brain — a Yale-led study published Oct. 31 in the journal Cell Reports suggests. For a decade, the Yale team had sought answers to a fundamental question: How does the brain, marked by frantic growth of synaptic connections between cells, grow up and mature?