Abnormally formed proteins may be involved in the pathology that causes schizophrenia in a subset of patients, new research suggests.
Research by neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory helps explain how the brain regulates arousal.
UNIGE scientists uncover the role of synaptic feedback systems in shaping learning processes in the brain’s cortex – a discovery that may prove valuable for developing efficient artificial intelligence.
People who regularly take cocaine cut with the animal anti-worming agent levamisole demonstrate impaired cognitive performance and a thinned prefrontal cortex. These findings from two recent studies at the University of Zurich indicate that levamisole could have a toxic effect on the brain. Drug-checking programs should therefore be expanded, argue the researchers.
Making Sense of Senses: Researchers Find the Brain Processes Sight and Sound In the Same Two-step Manner
Although sight is a much different sense than sound, Georgetown University Medical Center neuroscientists have found that the human brain learns to make sense of these stimuli in the same way.