An evolutionary heads-up—the brain size advantage
A larger brain brings better cognitive performance. And so it seems only logical that a larger brain would offer a higher survival potential. In the course of evolution, large brains should therefore win ...
Breakthrough technology holds potential for treating brain disorders
A Florida International University professor and his team this month published news of a scientific breakthrough that could lead to the noninvasive treatment of Parkinson's and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers assess uniqueness, collectability, permanence of method for ERP biometrics
Brain learning simulated via electronic replica memory
Scientists are attempting to mimic the memory and learning functions of neurons found in the human brain. To do so, they investigated the electronic equivalent of the synapse, the bridge, making it possible for neurons to ...
Research team heads to Antarctic to get icy insight into how brain adapts to temperature change
At the southernmost extremes of the planet lives a fish different from all other vertebrates on Earth.
New techniques for reprogramming stem cells target neurological disease models
As scientists overcome the technical challenges in reprogramming stem cells to produce biologically precise models of human neurons, these emerging model systems will accelerate research on understanding ...