Neuroscience

This therapy could strongly boost cognitive functions in older people

In a new study, researchers demonstrated for the first time that hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) can strongly enhance the cognitive performance of healthy older...

This neurological disorder is linked to COVID-19

The patient in the case report (let’s call him Tom) was 54 and in good health. For two days in May, he felt unwell...

Scientists find new way to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder

In a new study, researchers have further refined the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of the obsessive-compulsive disorder. By accurately localizing electrode...

Loneliness may affect your brain’s social network

Social media sites aren't the only things that keep track of your social network—your brain does, too. In a new study, researchers found that loneliness...

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...