Umbilical cells help eye's neurons connect

 Cells isolated from human umbilical cord tissue produce molecules that help retinal neurons from the eyes of rats grow, connect and survive, a new study reveals.

How brain can enhance neuron connections

When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the new information by tuning connections between neurons. Now, neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism that contributes to the strengthening of these connections, called synapses.

New network of artificial neurons can learn human language

Researchers have developed a new cognitive model, made up of two million interconnected artificial neurons, which can learn to communicate using human language.

Revealed! Men's brains hardwired to prefer sex over food
Revealed! Men's brains hardwired to prefer sex over food

Neurons in male brains are programmed to prioritise sex over the desire to eat food, a study has found.

Digitally building a piece of brain

 Scientists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, have been trying to digitally reconstruct a section of juvenile rat brain.

One neuron may have over 1,000 mutations

A new research has found that a single neuron in a normal adult brain has more than a thousand genetic mutations.

Alcoholism: Set of neurons urging constant drinking found

A new study has found the set of neurons responsible for alcohol consumption, suggesting that the cycle of alcoholism can be stopped.

Neurons that help us form habits discovered
Neurons that help us form habits discovered

MIT researchers have discovered neurons in the brain that weigh costs and benefits to drive formation of habits.

Here's what switches our sleep button on and off

Ever wondered how you went off to sleep and how you woke after sleep?

New technique to map human brain in finer detail
New technique to map human brain in finer detail

A new technology developed by researchers at a Swiss institute can map the human brain in unprecedented detail without distorting the architecture of the brain.

This is how your brain navigates even in dark

A new research has found a region of the brain that enables humans to do anything and navigate us in our every small task.

How new memories are formed in brain decoded

Neurons in a specific brain region play a key role in rapidly forming memories about every day events, a new study has found, paving the way for new methods to fight Alzheimer's and other neurological diseases.

How the brain knows what's going to happen before it does
How the brain knows what's going to happen before it does

Researchers have recently pinpointed the epicenter of brain's predictive ability that unravels how the brain is such a surprisingly accurate fortune-teller, but only when it comes to mundane events.

How brain regulates memory and mood

A research by an Indian-origin scientist has identified two types of stem cells that can help in solving the mystery surrounding how brain regulates diverse functions such as memory and mood.

Scientists create 'talking' neurons

Scientists have perfected mini-cultured 3D structures that grow and function much like the outer tissue (cortex) of the brain of the person from whom they were harvested.

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.