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Skepticism about synaptic nanocolumns

Couple of days ago I’ve come across a recent paper in Nature with quite an eyebrow-raising title “A trans-synaptic nanocolumn aligns neurotransmitter release to receptors… 705 more words


The possibility of erasing negative memories

by Lauren Gravitz

Imagine you’re the manager of a café. It stays open late and the neighbourhood has gone quiet by the time you lock the doors. 3,851 more words


Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: 188 more words


More evidence that male and female brains are wired differently

While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, UCLA researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control and self-awareness. 459 more words


Urinary biomarker discovery provides new hope for Parkinson’s Disease sufferers

Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have found that a new urinary biomarker, SER(P)-1292 LRRK2, correlates with Parkinson’s disease. Early studies indicate that this phosphorylated LRRK2 protein could potentially be used as a diagnostic/prognostic marker or a therapeutic target to treat patients with Parkinson’s disease. 439 more words


Why we like the music we do?

Neuroscientists have investigated the origin of musical tastes for several decades. Scientists have pondered whether this preference has cultural origin or hardwired in the human brain. 706 more words


The risk of everlasting consequences if our brains don't get adequate stimulation in our early years

by Bahar Golipour

What is the earliest memory you have?

Most people can’t remember anything that happened to them or around them in their toddlerhood. The phenomenon, called childhood amnesia, has long puzzled scientists. 1,193 more words