Neurons that tell good from bad identified

MIT scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have identified two populations of neurons in the amygdala that process positive and negative emotions.

How our brain decodes sound
How our brain decodes sound

In an interesting discovery, scientists have found that when we hear a sound, neurons fire in sync with the rhythmic structure of the sound, exactly encoding its original structure in the timing of spikes.

Arts and crafts activities can prevent dementia

People who participate in arts and craft activities and who socialise in middle and old age may delay the development in very old age of the thinking and memory problems that often lead to dementia, says a study.

Hunger-controlling neurons made from skin cells

In a pioneering feat, researchers have successfully converted adult human skin cells into neurons of the type that regulate appetite.To make the neurons, human skin cells were first genetically reprogrammed to become induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

Human skin may harbor obesity cure

Researchers have recently converted human skin cells into appetite controlling neurons for the first time ever, which might eventually provide obesity cure.

Hormone-brain combo govern desire for sex
Hormone-brain combo govern desire for sex

If she is not in the mood tonight, do not just blame her for spoiling yours. New research suggests a woman's desire to make love is linked to how her hormones affect neurons in a particular brain area.

Nerve cells interact like Facebook friends

Neurons in the brain are wired like a social network, researchers from the University of Basel say.

How human brain ignores distractions to concentrate revealed

 Scientists have convincingly identified a network of neurons in a particular area of the brain, the lateral prefrontal cortex, that interact with one another to promptly filter visual information while at the same time ignoring distractions.

These neurons help to better understand 'sense of touch'

 A new study has recently provided a deeper insight into the human's sense of touch, which generally been taken for granted in neuroscience.

Brain signals that help people focus identified

In a first, researchers from McGill University have identified a network of neurons in a particular area of the brain that helps people focus whether they are driving a car or performing a surgery.

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.