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New Study Brings Neuroscientists One Step Closer to Understanding Consciousness

Consciousness is everything people experience, from the taste of chocolate to the pain of a migraine. But the origin and nature of consciousness have...

Bacterial Infection Induces Delirium in Healthy, Aging Rats, Study Says

Activation of the immune system by the Escherichia coli infection may temporarily disrupt formation of long-term memories in older rats by reducing levels of...

New Drug Prevents Memory Impairment in Mice Exposed to Simulated Deep Space Radiation

A team of neuroscientists from the University of California, San Francisco, and Loma Linda University has identified the first potential treatment for the brain...

Non-Human Animals Can Mentally Replay Past Events: Study

A team of Indiana University researchers has reported the first evidence that non-human animals (rats) can replay a stream of multiple episodic memories. The...

Risk Tolerance Linked to Two Brain Regions

A new study published in the journal Neuron links willingness to take risks to brain structure and function, specifically the amygdala and the prefrontal...

Study: Memory Content Could Be Decoded from Brain Waves during Sleep

Recently acquired information is thought to be ‘reactivated’ in the sleeping brain. Sleep spindles — the short bursts of activity in the brain during...

Neurogenesis in Human Hippocampus Ends in Childhood, Neuroscientists Say

An international team of neuroscientists has shown that in the hippocampus — a brain region important for learning and memory and one of the...

Scientists Develop Nanowiring for Optical Control of Neuron Activation

Researchers have designed silicon nanowires that allow modulation neuronal activity using light, allowing manipulation of specific neural circuits without genetic engineering for the first...

Dim Light Makes Us Dumber, New Study Suggests

According to a new study published in the journal Hippocampus, spending too much time in dimly-lit environment may change the brain’s structure and hurt...

On the Same Wavelength: New Study Illustrates How Similar Neural Responses Predict Friendship

According to a study published in the January 30 issue of the journal Nature Communications, we are exceptionally similar to our friends in how...

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