neuroscience

All Animal Intelligence Was Shaped By Just Five Leaps In Brain Evolution

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2023
by Alex Muller

These five transitions help us make sense of our place among the stunning diversity of animal intelligences.

Brain Circuit Breakthrough Paves Way For Opioid Addiction Treatments

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2023
by Alex Muller

Synthetic opioids like fentanyl are now the main drivers of fatal overdoses in the US, yet current treatment of the addiction is haphazard and often prohibitive.

Scientists Describe Lifestyle Choices That Can Slow Memory Decline

Posted in Medicine, Science on 29th Jan, 2023
by Alex Muller

In this group the combination of several healthy lifestyle behaviours also slowed the rate of memory decline, suggesting significant benefits can be garnered from lifestyle changes even in those with a genetic risk for Alzheimer's.

MRI Reveals Never-Seen-Before Spaces In Brains Of Migraine Sufferers

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Nov, 2022
by Alex Muller

"In people with chronic migraine and episodic migraine without aura, there are significant changes in the perivascular spaces of a brain region called the centrum semiovale," said Xu. "These changes have never been reported before."

Our Conscious Experience Of The World Is A Memory, Says New Theory

Posted in Medicine, Science on 27th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

By reframing consciousness as part of memory, the team hopes the theory can help patients with neurological disorders.