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How does the brain react to virtual reality? Completely different pattern of activity in brain

Neurophysicists studying a key brain region where Alzheimer’s disease begins have discovered how the brain processes virtual reality. ‘The pattern of activity in a brain region involved in spatial learning in the virtual world is completely different t…

Football players found to have brain damage from mild ‘unreported’ concussions

There wasn’t a diagnostic capability to identify mild brain injury early after the trauma until recently. In the NFL, other professional sports and especially school sports, concern has grown about the long-term neuropsychiatric consequences of repeate…

High-power voices ‘more monotone and louder’

Experiments examining how being in a position of power changes the way a person speaks finds that people in high-ranking positions tend to speak more loudly and in a monotone.

Protein that rouses brain from sleep may be target for Alzheimer’s prevention

A protein that stimulates the brain to awaken from sleep may be a target for preventing Alzheimer’s disease, a study suggests. The new research, in mice, demonstrates that eliminating that protein — called orexin — made mice sleep for longer periods …

Neurodegenerative diseases: Has a possible new lead been found?

Good communication between brain cells is vital for optimal (mental) health. Mutations in the TBC1D24 gene inhibit this process, thereby causing neurodegeneration and epilepsy. Fruit flies with a defect in Skywalker, the fruit fly variant of TBC1D24, a…

Schizophrenia may be triggered by excess protein during brain development

A gene associated with schizophrenia plays a role in brain development and may help to explain the biological process of the disease, according to new research. Researchers saytoo much protein expressed by the NOS1AP gene, which has been associated wit…