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Just a single type of neuron controls the complex patterns of walking, a surprising finding that may lead to new therapeutic approaches for people with spinal cord injuries.
A study in mice that sheds light on how the brain remembers key details could one day help treat disorders impacting memory.
A new theory explains how the brain creates and recalls motor memories and could lead to better physical therapies to help people with injuries use their bodies again.
The answer may lie in a gene only present in humans. When expressed in mice, the gene increases the number of connections in the brain and improves the ability to learn complex tasks.
- August 21, 2018
A Mailman study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that prenatal exposure to elevated levels of DDT is associated with an increased risk for autism.
- August 2, 2018
A new clinical trial suggests that donepezil does not improve cognitive performance in people with mild cognitive impairment who also have clinical depression.
- July 12, 2018
A new study shows that the brain must tune out noise generated by the body’s own actions or else animals lose the ability to sense their surroundings.
- May 30, 2018
The attraction to sweets and aversion to bitter tastes are located in separate regions of the brain’s emotion center, according to new research from VP&S neuroscientists.
- May 11, 2018
For Mother’s Day, we talked with neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, whose research delves into the biological mysteries of the parent-child bond.
- May 9, 2018
Neurons in the brain’s olfactory system seem to be wired together randomly. So how can two people experience an odor in the same way? A new model explains.