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Tuning in on brain waves

Like musical sounds, different states of mind are defined by distinct, characteristic waveforms, recognizable frequencies and rhythms in the brain’s electrical field. When the...

UCLA researchers devise new method to identify disease markers, a key...

  UCLA life scientists have created an accurate new method to identify genetic markers for many diseases — a significant step toward a new era...

How brain waves guide memory formation

Our brains generate a constant hum of activity: As neurons fire, they produce brain waves that oscillate at different frequencies. Long thought to be...

Brain’s iconic seat of speech goes silent when we actually talk

For 150 years, the iconic Broca’s area of the brain has been recognized as the command center for human speech, including vocalization. Now, scientists...

Understanding how connections rewire after spinal cord injury

  ​Restoring function after spinal cord injury, which damages the connections that carry messages from the brain to the body and back, depends on forming...

Electronic circuits with reconfigurable pathways closer to reality

  Multitasking circuits capable of reconfiguring themselves in real time and switching functions as the need arises - this is the promising application stemming from...

Principles of Ant Locomotion Could Help Future Robot Teams Work Underground

Future teams of subterranean search and rescue robots may owe their success to the lowly fire ant, a much despised insect whose painful bites and extensive networks of underground tunnels are all-too-familiar to people living in the southern United States.

Face blindness predicted by structural differences in the brain, Stanford neuroscientists...

Differences in connectivity in the brain predict face blindness in adults, say Stanford neuroscientists. They plan to observe these surprising differences in children to discover how this visual deficit develops.

First analysis of Human Protein Atlas

​A better comprehension of proteins involved in diseases such as cancer and diabetes.  These are some of the benefits of the first analysis of...

New fibers can deliver many simultaneous stimuli

The human brain’s complexity makes it extremely challenging to study — not only because of its sheer size, but also because of the variety...

Bigger is better for brain tissue understanding

While most efforts to understand the brain focus on new technologies to magnify small anatomical features, engineers at the MIT-based Center for Brains, Minds...

How songbirds may help build a better hearing aid

Frederic Theunissen's songbird research is among many UC research projects that have benefited from Proof of Concept Commercialization Gap grants from UC Research Initiatives. The...

Using light to produce natural sleep patterns

Getting enough of the right kind of sleep is crucial for keeping both body and mind healthy.

Berkeley researchers develop new standard for sharing neuroscience data

Thanks to standardized image file formats—like JPEG, PNG or TIFF—which store information every time you take a digital photo, you can easily share selfies...

In one aspect of vision, computers catch up to primate brain

For decades, neuroscientists have been trying to design computer networks that can mimic visual skills such as recognizing objects, which the human brain does...

Pitt Team Publishes New Findings from Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Project 

In another demonstration that brain-computer interface technology has the potential to improve the function and quality of life of those unable to use their...

14 for 2014: The Year in Research News at Caltech

Building a Better Internet, February 2014 Are you dreaming of faster data transmission as you wait for that Netflix movie to load? A group of...

New Computer Model Predicts Gut Metabolites to Better Understand Gastrointestinal Disease

Tufts University School of Engineering researchers and collaborators from Texas A&M University have published the first research to use computational modeling to predict and...

Copper on the Brain at Rest

In recent years it has been established that copper plays an essential role in the health of the human brain. Improper copper oxidation has...

Readying the neural network

Extrasynaptic receptors are essential for producing activity in this striatal neuron. Neurons were recorded from brain tissue slices in three different conditions. In graph...