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.

Brain switch that tells us to sleep identified

Researchers at Oxford University have identified the switch in the brain that sends us off to sleep.

Neurons in spinal cord send Cc of commands back to brain

Research group led by Professor Silvia Arber at the University of Basel`s Biozentrum and the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research has now discovered, that many neurons in the spinal cord send their instructions not only towards the musculature, but at the same time also back to the brain via an exquisitely organized network.

Channel that acts like brake against pain identified

Scientists have identified a channel present in many pain detecting sensory neurons that acts as a `brake`, limiting spontaneous pain.

Poverty during childhood adversely affects brain development in kids

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison study has found that poverty hampers brain development in children, by slowing growth rate in two key brain structures.

Targeting neurons in brain can help smokers kick the butt

Scientists have revealed that targeting a particular group of neurons in the brain can help people in giving up smoking habit.

How brain distinguishes one scent from another

Researchers have used the fruit fly to find out how the brain integrates multiple signals to identify one unique smell.

How brain helps suppress appetite

Researchers have identified a population of neurons that tell the brain to shut off appetite.

Hi-tech brain implant may stop Parkinson`s growth

A high-tech brain implant that gives new life to damaged neurones could prevent the progression of Parkinson`s disease, scientists say.