Basic cell health systems wear down in Huntington’s disease, analysis shows

A new computational approach for analyzing complex datasets shows that as disease progresses, neurons and astrocytes lose the ability to maintain homeostasis.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
yesterday ~6 min

Sleep may be how the brain ties emotions to memory

Research in mice suggests that during sleep, neurons are busy connecting emotions like fear to memory. The finding may shed light on PTSD and anxiety.

Morgan Sherburne-Michigan • futurity
Feb. 23, 2021 ~6 min

Curious Kids: how does our brain know to make immediate decisions?

Our brains have two ways of thinking and making decisions: fast and slow.

Nicola Power, Lecturer in Psychology, Lancaster University • conversation
Feb. 23, 2021 ~5 min

Caffeine in pregnancy can have lasting effect on fetal brain

New research finds that caffeine consumed during pregnancy can affect the development of fetal brains. The changes can lead to behavioral problems later.

Kelsie Smith-Hayduk - U. Rochester • futurity
Feb. 22, 2021 ~5 min

Make an effort? If rewards and performance align

We put in mental effort when there's a reward, research finds, but also when our performance will make a difference.

Corrie Pikul-Brown • futurity
Feb. 17, 2021 ~7 min

Lemurs show monogamy is more complex than we thought

Humans aren't the only mammals that make long-term love matches. But a study with lemurs shows not all monogamous mammals are "wired for love" the same way.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~7 min

Function identified of ‘mystery protein’ that kills healthy brain cells of people with Parkinson’s

Scientists have made a ‘vital step’ towards understanding the origins of Parkinson’s disease – the fastest growing neurological condition in the world.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 11, 2021 ~5 min

Light decodes what a person sees from brain signals

Light may one day offer a way to help people unable to express themselves because of brain injury or disease communicate with the outside world.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Feb. 9, 2021 ~7 min

Light may decode brain signals to help stroke patients communicate

Light may one day offer a way to help people unable to express themselves because of brain injury or disease communicate with the outside world.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
Feb. 9, 2021 ~8 min

How the brain helps us remember what we’ve seen

Research finds that as one looks around, mental images bounce between right and left brain as they shift around in our visual system.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Feb. 8, 2021 ~8 min

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