Vanderbilt scientists have developed a probe that causes brain cells to glow in the dark. The key ingredient in this research? A bioluminescent species of shrimp. Carl Johnson, Stevenson Professor of Biological Sciences, spearheaded the research that was published in the journal Nature Communications on October 27, 2016.
Scientists have developed a machine-learning approach that would help in predicting which genes could cause autism.
New research suggests that the immune system can produce what one might call a "social molecule" that facilitates pro-social behavior... and blocking it can cause a personality disorder.
A study reveals a simple workout routine that is most beneficial to the brain.
What does science have to say about the benefits of silence? Preliminary research (done on mice) suggests that prolonged periods of silence may trigger new brain cell development and help improve memory.
Researchers have for the first time determined which region of the brain bipolar disorder actually came from.
Researchers have discovered that certain neurons in the brain can tell people to stop drinking alcohol.
Scientists have built a device that can extract rough images out of a human brain. It might be called a mind-reading machine, if you're feeling generous, the technology is not yet ready for primetime.
The study also revealed that lifestyle changes and behavioral treatment are better than oral medications.
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a study claiming that happy memories and images generate positive emotions that treat mental health problems such as anxiety or depression.
In theory, 80 percent of human beings tend to experience déjà vu. It is when a person engaged in the present situation, place or event suddenly experiences a feeling of familiarity. Is this magic or some kind of sorcery? Well, science says it is not. There's a study saying that it is probably caused by a glitch in the brain neurological system and the pathways inside a human brain.
After delving into the brain of the zebra finch, researchers revealed how the birds are able to learn the courtship songs sung by their fathers. It turns out they have specialized nerve cells that allow them to memorize one note at a time.
Songbirds can adjust vocal muscles to help regulate pitch just like trained opera singers.
New 3D recordings of neural activity in a nematode shed light on how neurons coordinate action and perception in animals.