Neuroscience

COVID-19 could threaten your entire nervous system

In a new study, researchers reviewed the neurological symptoms of COVID-19 patients in current scientific literature. They found that the disease poses a global threat...

Scientists create tiny, magnetically powered neural stimulator

Scientists have created a tiny surgical implant that can electrically stimulate the brain and nervous system without using a battery or wired power supply. The...

This mental drug may strongly affect your brain’s ego center

Perhaps no region of the brain is more fittingly named than the claustrum, taken from the Latin word for "hidden or shut away." The claustrum...

Scientists discover new treatment for depression, anxiety

In a new study, researchers discovered that treatments of brain disorders may not have to require drugs or invasive surgery at all—just sound waves. The...

Duke scientists discover brain center that strongly shuts down pain

In a new study, researchers have found a small area of the brain that could profoundly control the sense of pain. This brain center turns...

Scientists develop new ways to nudge the brain

In a new study, researchers applied new techniques to modify brain activity. Not only are these techniques used to characterize and study complex networks such...

This mental health drug may harm brain health

Until the 1990s, antipsychotic medications were primarily given to people with schizophrenia. But since then their use has expanded to major depression and a range...

Schizophrenia related to this metabolism problem in the brain

In a new study, researchers have discovered a deficiency in the brains of people with schizophrenia that could lead to the development of new...

Scientists unveil electronics that mimic the human brain in efficient learning

Only 10 years ago, scientists working on neuromorphic computing could only dream of a device using miniature tools called memristors that would function/operate like...

Autism in males linked to defect in brain immune function

In a new study, researchers found that many cases of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) may result from problems in immune cells that normally work...

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