A team of researchers has built a bionic device that they say can restore vision to the blind through a brain implant.
Scientists have discovered that measuring brainwaves produced during REM sleep can predict whether a patient will respond to treatment from depression.
The new study found that repetitive negative thinking in later life was linked to cognitive decline and greater deposits of two harmful proteins responsible for Dementia.
Researchers discovered that star-shaped cells called astrocytes help the brain establish long-lasting memories, and could inform therapies for disorders in which long-term memory is impaired such as traumatic brain injury or dementia.
Study found that among older adults, there is a much weaker relationship between what their eyes see and their brain activity. Forgetfulness and age-related memory lapses are a common complaint for many older adults, but what is still not understood is what causes these changes. Recent research published by scientists at Baycrest’s Rotman Research Institute […]
The so-called CB1 receptor is responsible for the intoxicating effect of cannabis. However, it appears to act also as a kind of “sensor” with which neurons measure and control the activity of certain immune cells in the brain. A recent study by the University of Bonn at least points in this direction. If the sensor […]
TEHRAN – Iran is now ranked among the top 25 countries in the world active in the field of brain implants, a director at the Science and Cognitive Technologies Council said Wednesday. According to the head of brain implant working group at the Science and Cognitive Technologies Council, Iran currently holds 0.6 per cent of […]
Aging or impaired brains can once again form lasting memories if an enzyme that applies the brakes too hard on a key gene is lifted, according to University of California, Irvine neurobiologists. “What we’ve discovered is that if we free up that DNA again, now the aging brain can form long-term memories normally,” said senior […]
TEHRAN – A new discovery is challenging science’s longstanding beliefs regarding the cellular makeup of the brain, report scientists. A discovery made by Junhwan Kim, PhD, assistant professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, is challenging science’s longstanding beliefs regarding the cellular makeup of the brain. This breakthrough was outlined in a study recently […]
Differences in intelligence have so far mostly been attributed to differences in specific brain regions. However, are smart people’s brains also wired differently to those of less intelligent persons? A new study supports this assumption. In intelligent persons, certain brain regions are more strongly involved in the flow of information between brain regions, while other […]