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More evidence for abnormal connectivity in schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a debilitating neuropsychiatric disorder with a prevalence of ~ 1%. Like many other neuropsychiatric disorders, schizophrenia seems to be fairly heritable and...

What happened when? How the brain stores memories by time

Before I left the house this morning, I let the cat out and started the dishwasher. Or was that yesterday? Very often, our memories...

Tinnitus study advances link between loud sounds, hearing loss

A research team investigating tinnitus, from the University of Leicester, has revealed new insights into the link between the exposure to loud sounds and...

Neurosurgeon writes thriller based on his research

Neurosurgeon Eric Leuthardt’s research often has been described as science fiction brought to life. But in his latest project, his experiences in the laboratory...

EyeMusic Sensory Substitution Device lets blind ‘see’ colors and shapes

Using auditory or tactile stimulation, Sensory Substitution Devices (SSDs) provide representations of visual information and can help the blind "see" colors and shapes. SSDs...

Stimulating brain cells stops binge drinking, animal study finds

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have found a way to change alcohol drinking behavior in rodents, using the emerging technique of optogenetics, which...

Moms may pass effects of stress to offspring via vaginal bacteria...

Pregnant women may transmit the damaging effects of stress to their unborn child by way of the bacteria in their vagina and through the...

Sons of cocaine-using dads may resist drug addiction

A father's cocaine use may make his sons less sensitive to the drug and thereby more likely to resist addictive behaviors, suggests new findings...

How neural circuits zero in on info needed for decisions

While eating lunch you notice an insect buzzing around your plate. Its color and its motion both could influence how you respond. If the insect...

Revolution in brain science demands Higgs Boson-type collaboration

Social and life scientists from the University of Michigan and other universities are calling for a new model of cross-disciplinary collaboration to advance understanding...

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