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How does our brain process emotional voices?

How does our brain process emotional voices?

A major role of sensory receptors is to help us learn about the environment around us, or about the state of our internal environment. But...
Alzheimer's is not one disease but six different conditions

Alzheimer’s is not one disease but six different conditions

A new study that involves 19 researchers from several institutions, has suggested a new way to classify patients with Alzheimer's disease. The study suggests that Alzheimer's,...
This brain circuit is key to both depression and addiction

This brain circuit is reason to both depression and addiction

Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have recently discovered a key region in the brain that is responsible for both...
Scientists decode mechanism of remembering—and forgetting

Scientists decode mechanism of remembering—and forgetting

For the first ever time, scientists at the Scripps Research have discovered a physiological mechanism in the brain through which a memory is formed and...
A 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in newborns

A 15-minute scan could help diagnose brain damage in newborns

Brain damage affects around one in 300 births in the UK and is usually caused by oxygen deprivation. However, currently, doctors are unable to...
Why the brain struggles to get off the sofa

Why the brain struggles to get off the sofa?

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), almost 30% of adults and 80% of teenagers today do not meet the minimum levels of daily physical activity...
A 3D rendering of the serotonin system in the left hemisphere of the mouse brain reveals two groups of serotonin neurons in the dorsal raphe that project to either cortical regions (blue) or subcortical regions (green) while rarely crossing into the other’s domain

A new map of the brain’s serotonin system

Earlier before six years, using neuroanatomical methods that they invented, scientists found that the brain's serotonin system in brain promotes pleasure. Now, after six years,...
Artist's concept of a brain in isolation. Credit: Maayan Harel

How social isolation transforms the brain

Chronic social isolation is often associated with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in humans. Caltech scientists conducted a study on this topic- chronic social isolation...
Brain, Energy, Thought, Anatomy

A novel approach for deep brain stimulation

Optogenetics is a generally received research procedure in the field of neuroscience that makes utilization of visible light to actuate or restrain neurons in...