Integrating information across multiple senses aids in selecting an appropriate action. While many examples exist of such synergistic effects, very few studies have identified the neural architecture underlying multisensory convergence. In particular, whether distinct sensory streams converge early, late or at multiple levels in the sensory processing hierarchy was an open question. Now, the entire… Read more

Biologists at the University of York have identified new mechanisms potentially driving progression of an aggressive form of dementia. Working with scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and University of Puerto Rico, the researchers studied how synapses are affected by changes in the protein CHMP2B that are linked to Frontotemporal Dementia. They uncovered… Read more