A part of the brain called the lateral parabrachial nucleus regulates pain, anxiety and breathing.
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Opioids can cause death by slowing breathing to dangerously low levels, or stopping it altogether. Examining one area of the brain may eventually lead to safer painkillers.
Where does our love of sugar come from?
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New research shows the choices we make, and our perceptions of the world, are biased by our initial impressions.
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New research found unfamiliar voices elicited a type of brain wave linked to disturbances during sleep.
Physically removing bad or unwanted memories by altering synapses in the brain may one day be possible.
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Understanding where and how memories are formed could lead to more ways to treat conditions like PTSD and addiction.
Research shows that people who have flow as a regular part of their lives are happier and less likely to focus on themselves.
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Research shows that people with more flow in their lives had a higher sense of well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scientists are beginning to explore what happens in the brain during flow.
You can’t exercise away a poor diet.
Exercise can’t make up for a poor diet, but it can help change eating habits. Regular exercise improves the brain and cognitive processes that help regulate junk food consumption and reduces stress.
Brain folding typically begins at the end of the.
second trimester of pregnancy and continues after birth.
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Understanding how brain folding works could help researchers better diagnose and treat neurodevelopmental disorders.
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The brain uses visual information and vibrations to substitute the missing sense of hearing.
An estimated 69 million people worldwide experience a traumatic brain injury every year.
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The molecule C1q has both protective and detrimental effects after traumatic brain injury. Blocking it after injury in mice restored normal brain rhythms during sleep and prevented epileptic spikes.
International students in the U.S. often face restrictions that make it hard to advance their research careers at the graduate level and beyond.
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Foreign graduate students in the US face a slew of obstacles when it comes to advancing their research careers. Four international Ph.D. students in neuroscience offer some suggestions.
Human language is governed by a grammatical system – a sentence can be grammatical without meaning.
A better understanding of language and its neuroscientific basis would help us handle linguistic issues throughout our lives.
Headphone designers have to balance scientific limitations with human preferences.
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There is a lot to consider when buying a new pair of headphones. A professional musician and acoustics researcher explains how the science of sound and quirks of human hearing make for a great listening experience.
Research groups supported by the U.S. BRAIN Initiative recently released the most comprehensive map of cell types in the motor cortex of humans, monkeys and mice.
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Scientists have been mapping the brain for centuries. New visualization tools bring them one step closer to understanding where thoughts come from and new ways to treat neurological disorders.
We used brain imaging techniques to show these two activities engage the same region of the brain. Then we wanted to find out more.
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Some people do inherit traits which promote dance ability - but with hard work almost anyone can learn to dance well due to the plasticity of the brain
Our research suggests the multiplication of protein aggregates in individual regions of the brain, rather than their spread between regions, is key to the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
If a friend seems to be immune to your spooky, ghost story this Halloween, ask them if they can see the story unfold in their mind’s eye.
Connections between brain cells.
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From robotic hands to brain-like computers, the Human Brain Project has produced some intriguing results.
Scientists are still puzzling over the mystery of what makes us conscious.
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