Muscle Controlling Neurons Know When They Mess Up - NeuroscienceNews.com Using a microscopy technique that allowed the researchers to directly visualize the chemical signaling occurring between the climbing fibers and Purkinje cells of live, active mice, the Penn team has for the first time shown that there is a measurable difference between “true” and “false” signals. A two-photon microscopy image of a mouse’s Purkinje cells. Credit Andrea Giovannucci.
Are there benefits of electrical #brain stimulation? #Scientists have found that placing electrodes inside the skull can temporarily simulate brain disease — and so help us find out more about the way we work.
Scientists Pinpoint How We Miss Subtle Visual Changes, and Why It Keeps Us Sane - NeuroscienceNews.com Continuity bloopers happen in lots of movies, and we rarely catch them. Scientists explain why that’s a good thing. Researchers say the visual system sacrifices accuracy for the sake of the continuous, stable perception of objects. This is an image of the visual system.
Myelin map of the human brain created by magnetic resonance imaging. David Van Essen/ Washington University School of Medicine. See: Mapping Human Cortical Areas in vivo Based on Myelin Content as Revealed by T1- and T2-weighted MRI
Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Patients with Chronic, Treatment Resistant Anorexia Nervosa - In a world first, researchers have shown that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in patients with chronic, severe and treatment-resistant Anorexia Nervosa (anorexia) helps some patients achieve and maintain improvements in body weight, mood, and anxiety. More at NeuroscienceNews.com
(April 12, 2010) Robert Sapolsky introduces a two-part series exploring the controversial scientific practice of inferring behavior to genetics. He covers classical techniques in behavior genetics and flaws, the significance of environmental factors, non genetic inheritance of traits, and multigenerational effects and relationship to epigenetic ...