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AI algorithm that detects brain abnormalities could help cure epilepsy

An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that can detect subtle brain abnormalities which cause epileptic seizures has been developed.

Why thinking hard makes you tired

It’s no surprise that hard physical labor wears you out, but what about hard mental labor? Sitting around thinking hard for hours makes one feel worn out, too. Now, researchers have new evidence to explain why this is, and, based on their findings, the…

Study finds that sound plus electrical body stimulation has potential to treat chronic pain

A team has found that electrical stimulation of the body combined with sound activates the brain’s somatosensory cortex, increasing the potential for using the technique to treat chronic pain and other sensory disorders.

Brain scans reveal the hidden shape of thinking and predict students’ learning better than test scores

Neuroscientists have documented a link between spatial and verbal reasoning by scanning students’ brains while taking a course that emphasized spatial learning.

How microglia are prompted to change their state to adapt to different areas of the brain

New study shows that microglia cells ‘listen in’ to neighboring neurons and change to match them.

Researcher develops algorithm to track mental states through the skin

A biomedical engineer has developed a way to measure mental activity using electrodermal activity (EDA) — an electrical phenomenon of the skin that is influenced by brain activity related to emotional status. They describe a novel inference engine tha…

Research discovery may help diagnose and treat cancer and brain disorders

Researchers have revealed how the pathway of an identified protein could lead to early diagnosis and targeted treatment for several cancers and brain disorders.

Realistic computer models of brain cells

Investigators have created the most bio-realistic and complex computer models of individual brain cells — in unparalleled quantity. Their research details how these models could one day answer questions about neurological disorders — and even human i…

A role for cell ‘antennae’ in managing dopamine signals in the brain

A historically overlooked rod-like projection present on nearly every cell type in the human body may finally be getting its scientific due: A new study has found that these appendages, called cilia, on neurons in the brain have a key role in ensuring …

Neuroimaging study reveals fatigue-related differences by age and gender

To study the relationship between age and fatigue, researchers conducted a novel study using neuroimaging and self-report data.