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As the brain plans movements, the middle frontal gyrus is listening

Brown University
Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A brain-computer interface study reveals one brain region’s surprising role in planning movements exclusively in response to sounds.

Brain Cells Most Vulnerable to Alzheimer’s Disease Identified by Scientists

University of California, San Francisco
Monday, January 11, 2021

Findings Could Lead to Targeted Treatments to Boost Brain’s Resilience.

How our brains track where we and others go

David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Study suggests our brains may be more in sync with each other than we think.

Even after long-term exposure, bionic touch does not remap the brain

University of Chicago
Tuesday, December 22, 2020

In a cohort of three subjects whose amputated limbs had been replaced with neuromusculoskeletal prosthetic limbs, the investigators found that even after a full year of using the devices, the participant’s subjective sensation never shifted to match the location of the touch sensors on their prosthetic devices.

An Unexpected Role for the Brain’s Immune Cells

Gladstone Institute
Monday, December 14, 2020

In a recent study published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, Gladstone Institute researchers show that surveillance by microglia helps prevent seizure activity (or hyperexcitability) in the brain. 

Damage to brain cells reverberates to ‘bystander’ cells, study finds

Oregon Health & Sciences University
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

OHSU scientists are first to document mechanism that can cause temporary but severe loss of nervous system function.

How the brain remembers right place, right time

UT Southwestern Medical Center
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Studies could lead to new ways to enhance memory for those with traumatic brain injury or Alzheimer’s disease.

What scientists are learning about COVID-19 and the brain

Sanford Burnham Prebys
Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Brain fog. Memory loss. Dizziness and confusion. Although COVID-19 is primarily thought of as a lung disease, survivors continue to report lingering and highly concerning neurological effects—severe enough to impact their ability to work and live normal lives. 

A role for the slow oscillations of the neocortex in epileptic spasm generation

Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital
Monday, December 7, 2020

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital now provide evidence that epileptic spasms originate from the pyramidal cells in the deep layers of the neocortex. Further, they uncovered a novel neurophysiological phenomenon that explains how cortical neurons generate spasms.

Novel form of Alzheimer’s protein found in spinal fluid indicates stage of the disease

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Monday, December 7, 2020

Discovery could lead to better diagnostics, speed efforts to find treatment.