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Watching neurons learn

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What happens at the level of individual neurons while we learn? This question intrigued the neuroscientist Daniel Huber, who recently arrived at the Department of Basic Neuroscience at the UNIGE.
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Alzheimer’s plaques disrupt brain networks

Alzheimer’s plaques disrupt brain networks | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Scientist studying the way Alzheimer's takes root in the brain have identified important new similarities between a mouse model and human Alzheimer's.
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Distinct brain cells recognize novel sights

Distinct brain cells recognize novel sights | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The brain's ability to learn to recognize objects plays out in the inferior temporal cortex. A new study offers a possible explanation of how two classes of neurons play distinct roles to help that happen.
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Does the brain 'remember' antidepressants?

Does the brain 'remember' antidepressants? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Study offers more proof for the power of placebo, say UCLA researchers

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Linked Brain Centers Mature in Sync

Linked Brain Centers Mature in Sync | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Brain imaging is providing a new picture of how functionally connected parts of the brain develop in sync.
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New brain imaging and computer modeling predicts autistic brain activity and behavior

New brain imaging and computer modeling predicts autistic brain activity and behavior | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
New research provides an explanation for some of autism's mysteries and gives scientists clear targets for developing intervention and treatment therapies.
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Mild cognitive impairment is associated with disability and neuropsychiatric symptoms

Mild cognitive impairment is associated with disability and neuropsychiatric symptoms | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In low- and middle-income countries, mild cognitive impairment -- an intermediate state between normal signs of cognitive aging, such as becoming increasingly forgetful, and dementia, which may or may not progress -- is consistently associated with...
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Researchers visualize the development of Parkinson's cells

New technology from the University of Bonn in Germany lets researchers observe the development of the brain cells responsible for the disease.

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The Brain in Technicolour

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Firstly I want to point out that yes, it is a brain. 


Via Sakis Koukouvis
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Dean Russell Sorenson's comment, January 27, 2012 1:42 PM
It's interesting how it looks so similar to so many other systems that we have.
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, January 27, 2012 1:54 PM
Yes, it is a fractal scheme
ScienceDefined's comment, January 27, 2012 8:29 PM
Thanks for sharing!
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Greater brain activation after cognitive rehabilitation for MS

Greater brain activation after cognitive rehabilitation for MS | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Scientists have documented increased cerebral activation in patients with multiple sclerosis following memory retraining using modified Story Memory Technique.
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Young, healthy neurons can functionally integrate into diseased brain circuitry | PsyPost

Young, healthy neurons can functionally integrate into diseased brain circuitry | PsyPost | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Neuron transplants have repaired brain circuitry and substantially normalized function in mice with a brain disorder, an advance indicating that key areas of the mammalian brain are more reparable than was widely believed.
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When Our Neurones Remain Silent So That Our Performances May Improve

When Our Neurones Remain Silent So That Our Performances May Improve | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

To be able to focus on the world, we need to turn a part of ourselves off for a short while, and this is precisely what our brain does.

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Source found for immune system effects on memory | PsyPost

Source found for immune system effects on memory | PsyPost | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Immune system cells of the brain, which scavenge pathogens and damaged neurons, are also key players in memory and learning, according to new research by Duke neuroscientists.
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New embryonic stem cell line will aid research on nerve condition

New embryonic stem cell line will aid research on nerve condition | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The University of Michigan's second human embryonic stem cell line has just been placed on the U.S. National Institutes of Health's registry, making the cells available for federally-funded research.
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Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience

Data mining opens the door to predictive neuroscience | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Researchers at the EPFL have discovered rules that relate the genes that a neuron switches on and off, to the shape of that neuron, its electrical properties and its location in the brain.

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The girl who feels no pain: 3 fascinating neurological disorders

The girl who feels no pain: 3 fascinating neurological disorders | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

This post is the first in a short series on “What I learned in my undergrad neuroscience classes.” Today, I describe a few fascinating neurological disorders.

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A Neuroscientist's Quest to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain

A Neuroscientist's Quest to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
M.I.T. scientist Sebastian Seung describes the audacious plan to find the connectome--a map of every single neuron in the brain.
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Genetic Manipulation Boosts Growth Of Brain Cells Linked To Learning, Enhances Antidepressants

Genetic Manipulation Boosts Growth Of Brain Cells Linked To Learning, Enhances Antidepressants | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

UT Southwestern Medical Center investigators have identified a genetic manipulation that increases the development of neurons in the brain during aging and enhances the effect of antidepressant drugs.

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How many neurons make a human brain? Billions fewer than we thought

How many neurons make a human brain? Billions fewer than we thought | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

How many neurons are there in the human brain? It was a question that scientists thought they had nailed – and the answer was 100bn (give or take). If you went looking you would find that figure repeated widely in the neuroscience literature and beyond.

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Short-term memory is based on synchronized brain oscillations

Short-term memory is based on synchronized brain oscillations | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Scientists have now discovered how different brain regions cooperate during short-term memory.

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Making memories last

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Memories in our brains are maintained by connections between neurons called "synapses". But how do these synapses stay strong and keep memories alive for decades?

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In schizophrenia research, a path to the brain through the nose

In schizophrenia research, a path to the brain through the nose | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Recent advances in basic cellular neuroscience now suggest that, for some purposes, cultured neural stem cells may be studied in order to research psychiatric disease mechanisms. But where can one obtain these cells outside of the brain?

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Multiple sclerosis linked to different area of brain

Multiple sclerosis linked to different area of brain | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Radiology researchers have found evidence that multiple sclerosis affects an area of the brain that controls cognitive, sensory and motor functioning apart from the disabling damage caused by the disease's visible lesions.
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Researchers discover clues to developing more effective antipsychotic drugs

Researchers discover clues to developing more effective antipsychotic drugs | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified the pattern of cell signaling induced by antipsychotic drugs in a complex composed of two brain receptors linked to schizophrenia.
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New role for hormone oxytocin in brain

New role for hormone oxytocin in brain | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Scientists researching the structure of a vital brain region discover a new role for the hormone oxytocin.
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