Neurons don't exactly like crowds. Researchers have determined that nerve cells in the human eye actually have a mechanism in place to ensure that they don't go invading one another's "personal space" when forming, according to a recent study.
Neurobiologists are questioning the morality of sport fishing, including catch and release fishing, arguing that fish can feel and acknowledge as much pain as most mammals - though some claim they have a lower grade of sensory perception and are fairly dumb.
Researchers have determined that the nervous system forms a bit differently than once thought. A new study shows that precursor cells are "recruited" to help form parts of the peripheral nervous system.
Lou Gehrig's disease - also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) - may be effectively treated with a simple copper compound, a recent study suggests.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have successfully mapped out the immensely convoluted pathways of cholinergic neurons - the largest nerve cells in the brain and the first cells to break down during Alzheimer's disease.
No, they haven't invented the "flashy thing" from Men in Black, but it's pretty close. Scientists have successfully made genetically engineered lab rats forget and remember memories using a flash of light, revealing how memories are formed, according to a recent study.
Nine scientists were just awarded the Kavli prize - a hopeful rival of the Nobel Prize - which awards for seminal advances in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
Researchers have identified a unique mechanism that is unexpectedly effective at improving decision response accuracy. Decision making accuracy can be improved by waiting even just a fraction of a second. Waiting as little as 50 to 100 milliseconds allows the brain to focus on more pertinent information rather than extraneous matters.
Prenatal exposure to nicotine could manifest as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in children born a generation later, according to a new study by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers.
After announcing plans to fund research dedicated to mapping the human brain in this year's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama released details on Tuesday on what has been named the Brain Research Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.