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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...
Pet scan. Credit: Rebecca Gottesman

“Brain training” may offer temporary cognitive boost but don’t prevent Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the biggest concerns many of us have as we get older. By leading a brain-healthy lifestyle, you may be...
Brain Aneurysms

New artificial intelligence tool helps diagnose brain aneurysms

A brain aneurysm is a bulge that forms in the blood vessel of your brain that could lead to severe health issues and possibly...
MIT neuroscientists have found that neural extensions called dendrites, which act as antennae to help neurons listen to their neighbors, play a more active role in neural computation than previously thought.

Dendrites: Neurons’ antennae are unexpectedly active in neural computation

The nervous system serves as the manager of the body since it controls the functions of every other system. It communicates with bodily systems...
Like non-polydactyl fingers, the extra digits had their own dedicated tendons, muscles, and nerves, as well as extra corresponding brain regions in the motor cortex.

People born with extra fingers or toes requires extra brain’s resources

Globally almost one in every 500 babies are born with extra fingers or toes. This condition is also known as Polydactyly. The extra fingers are...
Callitrichids, like these common marmosets, usually give birth to two infants. The father and the other group members help the female rear her young. CREDIT Judith Burkart

Fathers aid development of larger brains

Does a larger brain imply greater intelligence? This is a key question for those studying brain evolution. The bigger an animal's brain, the greater its...
Stéphane Sizonenko – UNIGE HUG

Music strengthens the development of brain networks of very premature babies

Almost 1% of children are born very prematurely in Switzerland. However, recent advances have offered them a good chance of survival, still, the children...
How the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object?

How the human brain is able to determine the properties of a particular object?

The concept of objects is fundamental to cognition and is defined by a consistent set of sensory properties and physical affordances. Although it is...
Study uncovered how dietary fats enter the brain and cause depression

Study uncovered how dietary fats enter the brain and cause depression

Both obesity and depression are significant global health problems. Although depression and obesity often come hand in hand, the relationship between the two is...