Alright, ok. We'll admit. During times of excess stress, we've been known to succumb to a crownut or two or sometimes three. But there's a reason for that, science suggests, and here's why. When you're stressed out, a lot, either at work or at home or other facets of your live, comfort foods can com...
New findings published in the journal Neuron examine certain brain chemicals involved with wakefulness.
Researchers have observed and measured synaptic transmission in a live animal for the very first time.
The molecular equivalent of traffic jams – a cluster of nerve cells inside the brain – can potentially be the result of cellular degeneration and death. Researchers from the University of Buffalo examined these blockages in the brains of fruit flies.
A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness published in Physics of Life Reviews claims that consciousness derives from deeper level, finer scale activities inside brain neurons.
Dendrites, the branch-like projections of neurons, were once thought to be passive wiring in the brain. But now researchers at the University of North Carolina have shown that these dendrites do more than relay information from one neuron to the next. They actively process information, multiplying t...
A new technique that allows scientists to measure the electrical activity in the communication junctions of the nervous systems has been developed by a researcher at Queen Mary University of London.
Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison have discovered that the sleeping brain generates cells, which repair nerve cell insulation.
Researchers of the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH Zurich were able to measure the speed of neuronal signal conduction along segments of single axons in neuronal cultures by using a high-resolution electrical method. The bioengineers are now searching for plausible explanatio...
Glial cells send 'care packages' including protective proteins and genetic information to nerve cells
Oscar Wilde called memory “the diary that we all carry about with us.” Now a team of scientists has developed a way to see where and how that diary is written.