Tracing the Brain-To-Gut Connection

Using rabies virus injected into the stomach of rats, researchers trace the nerves back to the brain and find distinct ‘fight or flight’ and ‘rest and digest’ circuits. These results explain how mental states can affect the gut, and present new ways to treat gastrointestinal problems.

Time Maps: How Our Brain Perceives Time

-AMAZONPOLLY-ONLYWORDS-START-  What happens in our brain when we listen to the rhythmic pace of a song or when, at the traffic light, the light is red and we are trembling awaiting the green? How do we perceive such an abstract feature of the world? For the first...

Highly precise wiring in the cerebral cortex

Scientists discover fundamental connectivity pattern in the brain. Our brains house extremely complex neuronal circuits, whose detailed structures are still largely unknown. This is especially true for the so-called cerebral cortex of mammals, where among other things vision, thoughts or spatial orientation are being computed.