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Marathon-running molecule could speed up the race for new neurological treatments

Scientists have discovered a new process that sets the fastest molecular motor on its marathon-like runs through our neurons.

The brain’s pathways to imagination may hold the key to altruistic behavior

Researchers used neuroimaging to identify multiple neural pathways in the brain that explain the relationship between imagination and the willingness to help others.

EMDR therapy: Everything you need to know

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, or EMDR, is a type of therapy that doctors sometimes recommend for people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other mental health conditions. Learn about how it works and whether it is effective …

Raising eyebrows on neuroinflammation: Study finds novel role for ‘skin plumping’ molecule

Scientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid — a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products. Hyaluronic acid may be the key in how an immune signal moves from the blood stream to the…

Area of brain linked to spatial awareness and planning also plays role in decision making

Neuroscientists show that the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), an area of the brain often associated with planning movements and spatial awareness, also plays a crucial role in making decisions about images in the field of view.

REM sleep silences the siren of the brain

Something frightening or unpleasant does not go unnoticed. In our brain, the so-called limbic circuit of cells and connections immediately becomes active. First and foremost, such experiences activate the amygdala. In order for the brain to function pr…