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Human brains age less than previously thought

Older brains may be more similar to younger brains than previously thought. In a new paper published in Human Brain Mapping, BBSRC-funded ...

How to spot autism in school children

Specifically, we look for three things when deciding whether someone has an Autism Spectrum Disorder. There is no genetic or blood test ...

Carnegie Mellon Neuroscientists Identify New Way Several Brain Areas Communicate

Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have identified a new pathway by which several brain areas communicate within the brain’s striatum. ... Full story

Brain structure varies depending on how trusting people are of others, study shows

Athens, Ga. - A recent study from the University of Georgia shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others. ... Full story

Drugs Live results: how different types of cannabis affect the brain

New UCL-led research reveals the positive and negative effects of different types of cannabis on the human brain, in a trial broadcast on Channel 4: Drugs Live: Cannabis on Trial. ... Full story

Scientists map memorable tunes in the rat brain

NIH-funded study helps understand how brain remembers everyday sensations ... Full story

Neurological conditions the focus of patient care improvement

Allied Health Professions and Personal and Public Involvement ... Full story

Mood Disorder Research Led by SUNY Downstate’s Dr. Jeremy Coplan Suggests Early Life Stress May Cause Excess Serotonin Release Resulting In A Serotonin Deficit Where the Brain Needs It Most

Data Suggest a Reason Why SSRI Medications May Fail in Many Patients, and Why Depressed Patients May Benefit from Strategic SSRI-Augmenting Treatment Approaches ... Full story

Mind-readers: scientists crack a piece of the neural code for learning and memory

Postmortem brain slices can be “read” to determine how a mouse was trained to behave in response to specific sounds ... Full story

Results challenge conventional wisdom about where the brain begins processing visual information

Visualization of the human visual tract. The lateral geniculate nuclei (LGN) are the small grey nodes midway between the eyes at the top and the visual cortex at the bottom. (Pittsburgh Supercomputer Center) ... Full story

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