Category Archives: Neuroscience

Having an Audience May Help You Perform Better

According to researchers, when people are aware they are being observed, brain areas associated with social awareness and reward activate a part of the brain that affects motor control, helping them to perform better at skilled tasks.

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Fight, Flight or Freeze

Olfactory system neurons appear to play a role in the connection between rhythmic breathing and emotional regulation, researchers report.

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Brain Development Influenced by Immune System

A new study provides further evidence for immune system activation during pregnancy and disruptions in brain development. Many adult diseases, researchers say, may originate during fetal development.

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Why Losing a Dog Can Be Harder Than Losing a Friend or Relative

A new article considers why losing a dog can be harder for some to deal with than losing a close friend or family member.

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Grafted Brain Organoid Provides Insight into Neurological Disorders

Researchers have developed more sophisticated organoid models to help provide new insights into a range of neurological and psychological disorders.

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Hippocampus May Hold Clues For Anxiety and Depression

Researchers reveal specific parts of the hippocampus may play a key role in emotional regulation.

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Does Physical Activity Influence the Health of Future Offspring?

Researchers report both physical and mental exercise can affect the learning ability of future offspring, at least in mice.

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Researchers Build Smallest Volume, Most Efficient Wireless Nerve Stimulator

Researchers have developed the smallest volume, most efficient wireless nerve stimulator to date. The device may be used to monitor and treat diseases in real time, researchers report.

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‘Tic-Tac-Toe’ Themed MRI Easy Win For Neurological Disease Research

Researchers have secured NIH funding for the development of a new neuroimaging system.

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Evidence Mounts for Increased Alzheimer’s and Suicide Risks in Polluted Cities

A new study adds to growing evidence that early exposure to pollution can increase both suicide risks in younger people and Alzheimer’s disease as people age.

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