- Brain Science Podcast Explores Neuroplasticity
In this week's episode we explore the recent research that has established, contrary to long-standing dogma, that our brains our able to change throughout our lives, based on our experience. Show Notes ...
Article - Ginger Campbell - Apr 20 2007 - 5:34pm
- Schizophrenia: Genetics, White Matter Defects And Dopamine
New research helps bridge an important gap in understanding schizophrenia, providing the best evidence to date that defects in the brain's white matter are a key contributor to the disease, which affects about 1 percent of people worldwide. The findi ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2007 - 5:36pm
- Do Anti-depressants Cause Parkinson's Disease?
Depression may be an early symptom of Parkinson's disease, according to research that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 59th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 28 – May 5, 2007. The study looked at whether people who are taki ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 27 2007 - 8:13pm
- Gene Therapy Clinical Trial For Childhood Blindness
The first clinical trial to test a revolutionary treatment for blindness in children has been announced by researchers at UCL (University College London). The trial, funded by the Department of Health, is the first of its kind and could have a significant ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 9:31am
- Event Structure Perception- How The Brain Processes Events
In order to comprehend the continuous stream of cacophonies and visual stimulation that battle for our attention, humans will breakdown activities into smaller, more digestible chunks, a phenomenon that psychologists describe as "event structure perce ...
Article - News Staff - May 1 2007 - 9:42am
- Role Of Noise In Neurons
Addressing a current issue in neuroscience, Aldo Faisal and Simon Laughlin from Cambridge University investigate the reliability of thin axons for transmitting information. They show that noise effects in ion channels in the brain are much larger than prev ...
Article - News Staff - May 3 2007 - 11:36pm
- Antidepressants Stimulate New Nerve Cells In Adult Monkeys
In adult monkeys, an antidepressant treatment has induced new nerve cell growth in the hippocampus, a brain area responsible for learning and memory. A similar process may occur in humans, the research suggests, and may help explain the effectiveness of an ...
Article - News Staff - May 4 2007 - 10:29am
- Meditation May Fine-tune Attention Span
Everyday experience and psychology research both indicate that paying close attention to one thing can keep you from noticing something else. However, a new study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison suggests that attention does not have a fixed capaci ...
Article - News Staff - May 7 2007 - 9:26pm
- Researchers Study Memory By Chemically Erasing It
For years, scientists have studied the molecular basis of memory storage, trying to find the molecules that store memory, just as DNA stores genetic memory. Brandeis University researchers report for the first time that memory storage can be induced and th ...
Article - News Staff - May 8 2007 - 4:26pm
- The Neurochemistry Behind Romance
The Beatles' George Harrison wondered in his famous love song about the "something" that "attracts me like no other lover." A University at Buffalo expert explains that that "something" is actually several physical elemen ...
Article - News Staff - May 13 2007 - 8:53pm