Neuron transmission observed live for the first time

 Using a new approach that combines genetics with the physics of light, researchers have observed and measured neuronal transmission in a live animal for the first time.

Why ''bad experiences'' remain engraved in brain for years
Why ''bad experiences'' remain engraved in brain for years

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how the brain transforms bad experiences into long-lasting and unpleasant memories.

Scientists prove existence of 3D compass in mammalian brains for first time ever

Scientists have recently demonstrated the existence of 3D compass in the brains of mammals for the first time.

Brain knows what is virtual or real: Study
Brain knows what is virtual or real: Study

Neurons in the brain react differently to virtual reality than they do to real-life environments, shows a study.

Human skin cells converted into pain sensing neurons

Scientists have converted human skin cells into specialised neurons that detect pain, itch, touch and other bodily sensations.

Exercise and fasting could boost brain's functions

 Exercise along with occasional fasting is good for boosting the brain's neurons, shows a new research.

How brain forms 'Mexican waves'
How brain forms 'Mexican waves'

 Scientists have revealed the mechanism that enables certain brain cells to persuade others to create “Mexican waves” linked with cognitive function.

Musicians have better long-term memories

 If you are a musician, you have a better long-term memory as a new study has revealed what may be the first links between music expertise and advantages in long-term memory.

How brain remains stable during learning process
How brain remains stable during learning process

A new mathematical model has provided scientists with a deeper insight into how brain remains stable during the learning process.

How 'love hormone' Oxytocin affects sexual behavior revealed

New study has revealed that neurons in brain cells are responsive towards oxytocin that plays a major role in social and sexual behavior of individuals.

Dying cells send signal to stimulate new cells in birds
Dying cells send signal to stimulate new cells in birds

Scientists have discovered new neuron growth each spring in songbirds that starts with a signal from the expiring cells from the previous fall that primes the brain to start producing stem cells.

How brain processes color and motion revealed
How brain processes color and motion revealed

A new study has explored a brain region that helps processing colors and motion and how it retains an extraordinary ability to focus on important and relevant items.

How brain identifies colour in motion decoded

For football players, being able to quickly judge the jersey colours of teammates and opponents and where they are headed is a valuable skill - and now scientists have found how the brain accomplishes this feat.

Autistic kids have `too` many synapses in brain

A new study has revealed that autistic children and adolescents have extra synapses in the brain.

Bigger brain space leads to lesser confusion between similar memories: Study

A new research has revealed that there would be less confusion between similar memories, which overlap physically in the brain, if the brain area responsible for them is larger.

Domesticated lifestyle shrunk our brains

Scientists have found that the human brain has been shrinking for the past 20,000 years, and we have lost roughly a tennis ball`s worth of neurons in volume, possibly as a result of `domestication`.

Mapped: How signals travel in a living organism

In a first, researchers have imaged all of the neurons firing in a living organism - revealing how signals travel through the body in real time.

How memories stick together

Scientists have developed a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event.

Parkinson`s disease could soon be history post groundbreaking discovery

Working with human neurons and fruit flies, researchers were able to identify and then shut down a biological process that seemed to trigger a particular form of Parkinson`s disease present in a large number of patients.

How sense of smell is linked with memory, cognition

Researchers have demonstrated for the first time a way to monitor inhibitory neurons that link sense of smell with memory and cognition in mice.