Tim Newhouse, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, plans to uses neuroactive molecules from natural products to probe the mysterious mechanisms of memory and cognition in the brain.
“Love at first sight” – it lies at the core of classic fairy tales, but recent research into animal mating habits shows that this phenomenon is likely just a fantasy. Scientists at the University of Tokyo have published research that
Professor Marc Hammarlund and Alexandra Byrne of the Yale School of Medicine have discovered that neurons may be regulated separately from age, suggesting that the deterioration of our neurons as we get older may not be inevitable.
Musician-turned-scientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between human psychology and music in This Is Your Brain on Music.
About one-fifth of patients who recover from cardiac arrest report having near-death experiences. Recently, researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a possible scientific explanation for these experiences which could debunk theories involving the supernatural.
The human brain creates over 100 trillion synapses during development and growth. A new study shows that C. elegans may hold the key to how the brain manages such complexity.
The brain is one of the least well understood of the organs in our bodies, and historically we have only had indirect methods available to measure neural activity. However, professors at the Yale School of Medicine have recently designed a new neural probe which directly measures and images brain activity using light.
Researchers at Yale have discovered a connection between hunger control and immune system function, creating the potential for a wide array of further studies involving immune system enhancement.
In a new correlation study, researchers in Professor Picciotto’s lab showed that individuals afflicted with depression have higher levels of acetylcholine in their brains. The researchers used mice to demonstrate the complexity of the pathways involved in depression, and their findings could give rise to more effective antidepressants.
How do neurons work in insects?