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Success is not just how you play your cards, but how you play your opponents

In high-stakes environments, success is not just about playing your cards right, but also playing your opponents right.

Jun 16, 2018 | 05:45 am Read More

Brain matures faster due to childhood stress

Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain.

Jun 15, 2018 | 23:48 pm Read More

The neurons that rewrite traumatic memories

Neuroscientists have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:38 am Read More

The same characteristics can be acquired differently when it comes to neurons

Distinct molecular mechanisms can generate the same features in different neurons, a team of scientists has discovered. Its findings enhance our understanding of brain cell development.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:38 am Read More

Brain's water system and stroke treatment

Water is transported from the blood into the brain via an ion transporter, a new study on mice reveals. If the mechanism can be targeted with medicine, it may prove relevant to all disorders involving increased intracranial pressure, including brain[…]

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:37 am Read More

Human and artificial intelligence join forces to study complexity of the brain

A team of scientists has mapped the gene expression of each individual brain cell during aging, though they started small: with the brain of a fruit fly. Their 'cell atlas' provides unprecedented insights into the workings of the brain as[…]

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:37 am Read More

Gene therapy restores hand function after spinal cord injury in rats

Researchers have shown that rats with spinal cord injuries can re-learn skilled hand movements after being treated with a gene therapy that could be switched on and off using a common antibiotic.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:37 am Read More

Neuroscientists locate neurons in brain that respond when a target is found

Researchers have discovered the neurons that activate when a person finds an item they are looking for.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:36 am Read More

Increased helmet use in alpine sports fails to reduce risk of traumatic brain injury

A new study confirms that helmets are generally effective in protecting skiers and snowboarders from head injuries, but questions their effect in reducing traumatic brain injury, especially concussion.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:36 am Read More

How instruction changes brain circuitry with struggling readers

Using MRI measurements of the brain's neural connections, or 'white matter,' researchers have shown that, in struggling readers, the neural circuitry strengthened -- and their reading performance improved -- after just eight weeks of a specialized tutoring program.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:35 am Read More

EEG can determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or talk therapy

A simple, in-office EEG-based test can help determine if a depressed patient will do better on antidepressants or talk therapy.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:35 am Read More

Social rejection is painful and can lead to violence

People who have greater levels of mindfulness -- or the tendency to maintain attention on and awareness of the present moment -- are better able to cope with the pain of being rejected by others, according to a new study.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:29 am Read More

Researchers find transport molecule has unexpected role

Researchers recently reported a basic science finding that might someday lead to better treatments for neurodegenerative diseases like a hereditary form of Lou Gehrig's disease.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:29 am Read More

A sprinkle of platinum nanoparticles onto graphene makes brain probes more sensitive

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality brain imaging thanks to new research by a team of engineers and neuroscientists. The researchers developed a technique, using platinum nanoparticles, to lower the impedance of graphene electrodes by 100 times while keeping them[…]

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:29 am Read More

Brain changes linked to sleep need

We've all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery. An international study sheds new light on the biochemistry of sleep need in the brain.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:27 am Read More

When emotional memories intrude, focusing on context could help

When negative memories intrude, focusing on the contextual details of the incident rather than the emotional fallout could help minimize cognitive disruption and redirect the brain's resources to the task at hand, suggests a new study.

Jun 15, 2018 | 11:27 am Read More

Adolescents who consume diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress skills

Adolescents who consume a diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress coping skills, signs of post-traumatic stress disorder as adults.

Jun 14, 2018 | 01:37 am Read More

Neuronal activity sheds light on the origin of consciousness

A new study identifies and measures the neural activity associated with a new conscious experience. It takes researchers a step closer to solving the mystery of consciousness.

Jun 14, 2018 | 01:37 am Read More

New mechanism by which Alzheimer's disease spreads through the brain discovered

The waste-disposal system in a cell can spread harmful protein aggregates between neurons in the brain in Alzheimer's disease. The spread can be reduced in experiments in cultivated cells. The discovery may help the development of new diagnostic methods, and[…]

Jun 14, 2018 | 01:37 am Read More

Content of service members' art linked to their trauma levels

A new study found that military service members recovering from PTSD who still identified as a member of a unit have lower levels of psychological injuries.

Jun 14, 2018 | 01:37 am Read More