- Different Wavelengths Of Light Affect Circadian Rhythm
A new study in Neuroscience Letters says that short-wavelength light, including natural light from a blue sky, is highly effective at stimulating the circadian system while exposure to other wavelengths — and thus colors — of light may necessitate longer e ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 7 2008 - 10:54am
- The Complex Synapses That Drove Brain Evolution
One of the great scientific challenges is to understand the design principles and origins of the human brain. New research has shed light on the evolutionary origins of the brain and how it evolved into the remarkably complex structure found in humans. The ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2008 - 12:48pm
- The Sexy Smell Of Female Mouse Urine
Want to get a male mouse excited? A group of steroids found in female mouse urine is all it takes, say researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. They found the compounds activate nerve cells in the male mouse's nose with un ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 17 2008 - 5:34pm
- Discovery- Evolutionarily 'Preserved' Gender Signature In The Primate Brain
Researchers have determined that there are hundreds of biological differences between the sexes when it comes to gene expression in the cerebral cortex of humans and other primates. These findings indicate that some of these differences arose a very long t ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2008 - 11:03pm
- Is Anorexia An Addiction?
We grow closer and closer to an understanding of the mechanisms underlying addictions, and with that knowledge we also learn about other illnesses. It is not new to think of eating disorders as addictions, but the connection has often been one of analogy, ...
Article - Laura Collins - Apr 2 2009 - 9:29pm
- 'Selfish' Gene Verified, Says Study
A new discovery by University of Western Ontario scientist Graham Thompson claims to be conclusive evidence that the 'selfish gene', introduced conceptually in 1976 by British biologist Richard Dawkins, isn't just accepted as a natural exten ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2008 - 5:22pm
- Mental And Physical Exercise Can Help With Rett Syndrome
Rett syndrome is a genetic brain development disorder that primarily affects females. It is predominantly caused by a sporadic mutation in the MECP2 gene on the X chromosome. The syndrome becomes apparent from around six months of age when development stag ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2008 - 5:52pm
- New 'Evolutionary' Theory Takes A Serious Look At Humor
A new publication answers centuries' old questions regarding the mechanism and function of humor, identifying the reason humor is common to all human societies, its fundamental role in the evolution of homo sapiens and its continuing importance in the ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 27 2008 - 2:31pm
- The Striatum And Emotional Regulation Strategies
The cognitive strategies humans use to regulate emotions can determine both neurological and physiological responses to potential rewards, a team of New York University and Rutgers University neuroscientists has discovered. The findings in Nature Neuroscie ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 29 2008 - 11:04pm
- Language 'Exists' In The Brain- Various Cultures Just Translate It Differently
The "La Mente Bilingüe" research team headed by Itziar Laka leads at the University of the Basque Country aims to find out how the brain acquires and manages languages and to discover in what way languages being similar or different is influentia ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 30 2008 - 10:05am