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Spatial coding in rat's postrhinal cortex. Neurons in the rat postrhinal cortex encode the egocentric bearing and distance of the geometric center of the local environment during free foraging, as well as the animal's head direction in allocentric coordinates. CREDIT Diagram is included in the study, and was provided by Patrick A. LaChance.

Knowing where the center of a space is helps inform spatial awareness

Dartmouth study provides new insight into navigation and spatial learning.
Overexpression of Grp75 Promotes Axon Regeneration.

Study disclosed a novel way to promote Axon regeneration

UNIST scientists have discovered that the protein 'Grp75 (Glucose controlled protein 75)', a protein connecting organelles in cells is responsible for axon regeneration after damage.
Split-gated transistor for mimicking the neurobiological algorithm that mimics sound localization in barn owls. IMAGE: JENNIFER MCCANN & SARBASHIS DAS, PENN STATE

Barn owls may hold key to navigation and location

Engineers have created an electronic circuit that can slow down the input signals and determine the coincidence point, mimicking the working of the barn owl brain.
With the diffusion tensor imaging, the researchers can visualize the nerve fibers in the brain. © RUB, Erhan Genç

What the brains of people with excellent general knowledge look like

Some people seem to have an answer to every general knowledge question; why?
The death of nerve cells (depicted here) causes disability in MS.

Vaccinations not a risk factor for multiple sclerosis

Big-data analysis shows no correlation between vaccinations and MS.
Prosthetic arm can move and feel

“LUKE Arm” can sense touch, move with your thoughts

For helping amputees regain the sense of touch, a lot of efforts has been made so far. Despite the increasingly advanced developments in the...
SHANK3 (green) is expressed along with a neural marker (NeuN) in the mouse anterior cingulate cortex. Image: Guoping Feng

Scientists identified brain region that alters social interactions in autism model

The social deficit is a core clinical feature of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). However, the hidden neural systems remain mostly unclear. In a new study...
How our brain distinguishes between voice and sound?

How our brain distinguishes between voice and sound?

Researchers at UNIGE and Maastricht University have demonstrated that the brain adapts to a person’s listening intentions by focusing either on a speaker’s voice or on the speech sounds that are being uttered.
Sub-field of the hippocampus in three young adults: (a) healthy control; (b) young male with deletion syndrome but no psychotic symptoms; and (c) young male with deletion syndrome and psychotic symptoms. In the third subject, atrophy of the head of the hippocampus is evident.© UNIGE

What triggers the Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia, a severe mental illness, in which patients decipher reality strangely or let's say abnormally. For them, the world is a cluster of confusing...

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