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Between arousal and inhibition

Why nerve cells in the brain process information differently.

Multiple correlations between brain complexity and locomotion pattern in vertebrates

Researchers have uncovered multi-level relationships between locomotion – the ways animals move – and brain architecture, using high-definition 3D models of lizard and snake brains.

New protein function could be key to treatment of drug addiction and behavioral disorders

The reward pathway of the brain causes feelings of happiness but is also involved in behavioral disorders like schizophrenia and addiction. A breakthrough study has now identified the role of a protein called Npas4 in the reward pathway, mediated by th…

Only ‘cat whisperers’ can read felines’ facial expressions

New research finds that most people are unable to read cats’ facial expressions, apart from a small group of so-called cat whisperers.

Improving blood vessel health in brain may help combat Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or treat amyloid-beta accumulation.

Improving blood vessel health in brain may help combat Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or treat amyloid-beta accumulation.