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Illumination of abnormal neuronal activities caused by myelin impairment

The neural circuit basis for motor learning tasks when myelination is impaired has been illuminated for the first time. Researchers also succeeded in compensating for the impaired motor learning process by pairing appropriate actions with brain photo-s…

Targeting immune cells may be potential therapy for Alzheimer’s

A study has found that microglia drive neurodegeneration in diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, that are linked to tau protein. Targeting microglia may help treat such diseases.

Enhancing memory network via brain stimulation

Magnetic stimulation of the posterior parietal cortex increases functional connectivity of a neural network implicated in memory, shows human research. This finding confirms a previous study, validating further exploration of this technique for experim…

What are the 12 cranial nerves?

The cranial nerves are a set of twelve nerves that originate in the brain. Each has a different function for sense or movement. Learn more here.

Brain scans may provide clues to suicide risk

Researchers have identified brain circuitry differences that might be associated with suicidal behavior in individuals with mood disorders. The study provides a promising lead toward tools that can predict which individuals are at the highest risk for …

Why rats prefer company of the young and stressed

Researchers have identified a neural pathway implicated in social interaction between adult and juvenile animals.