When listening to a song or watching a dance, humans tend to follow the rhythm of the music. This is because one fundamental aspect of music is its rhythm, the way we synchronize with the temporal regularities of a melody or a dance. A recent study from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona explores how our brain… Read more

A new technology for monitoring neural activity allows scientists to simultaneously follow the nervous system’s cellular conversations at hundreds of different sites within the brain. The new probes are expected to give scientists a much clearer picture of how different parts of the brain work together to process information. The $5.5 million collaboration led by… Read more

A variation of a gene linked to autism influences how neurons connect and communicate with each other in the brain, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Mice that lack the gene form too many connections between neurons and have learning problems. The findings suggest that some of the… Read more

A recent multi-centre study has established that synapse loss in Alzheimer’s disease is driven by a specific signalling pathway. This pathway is called the Wnt-planar cell polarity (PCP) signalling pathway and it may be pivotal to the progressive neurodegeneration seen in the disease. The researchers also discovered that this process can be inhibited by the… Read more

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have established beneficial effects of gelatin following brain injury. Gelatin coatings have been used previously on neurological implants due to their inherent ability to reduce damaging immune responses and improve recovery, but the mechanisms underlying this have remained unknown. The group found that gelatin aided recovery of the blood-brain… Read more