August 2011 Blog Posts (7)

Mind-Altering Microbes: Probiotic Bacteria May Lessen Anxiety and Depression

Probiotic bacteria have the potential to alter brain neurochemistry and treat anxiety and depression-related disorders according to research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The research, carried out by Dr Javier Bravo, and Professor John Cryan at the Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre in University College Cork, along with collaborators from the Brain-Body…


Added by Alireza Sibaei on August 31, 2011 at 4:58am — 1 Comment

How the Brain Stores Information for Short Periods of Time

Freiburg biologist Dr. Aristides Arrenberg and his American colleagues studied mechanisms used by the brain to store information for a short period of time. The cells of several neural circuits store information by maintaining a persistent level of activity: A short-lived stimulus triggers the activity of neurons, and this activity is then maintained for several seconds. The mechanisms of this information storage have not yet been sufficiently described, although this phenomenon… Continue

Added by Alireza Sibaei on August 26, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Neuroscientists Identify How the Brain Remembers What Happens and When

New York University neuroscientists have identified the parts of the brain we use to remember the timing of events within an episode. The study, which appears in the latest issue of the journal Science, enhances our understanding of how memories are processed and provides a potential roadmap for addressing memory-related afflictions.

Previous research has shown the brain's medial temporal lobe (MTL) has a significant role in declarative…


Added by Alireza Sibaei on August 22, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Patients in a minimally conscious state remain capable of dreaming during their sleep

The question of sleep in patients with seriously altered states of consciousness has rarely been studied.

Do ‘vegetative’ patients (now also called patients in a state of unresponsive wakefulness) or minimally conscious state patients experience normal sleep? Up until now the distinction between the two patient…


Added by Alireza Sibaei on August 18, 2011 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Scientist Converts Human Skin Cells Into Functional Brain Cells

A scientist at the Gladstone Institutes has discovered a novel way to convert human skin cells into brain cells, advancing medicine and human health by offering new hope for regenerative medicine and personalized drug discovery and development.

more details under: Groups: Neurology of Consciousness…


Added by Alireza Sibaei on August 5, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

FENS-IBRO-Hertie Winter School 2011/12

The Hertie Winter School entitled "Neural Coding in Sensory Systems" will be held in Obergurgl,

Austria, from January 8 - 15, 2012.
Deadline for applications is September 19, 2011, 24:00 CET.

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Added by Alireza Sibaei on August 4, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Neuroscientists Uncover Neural Mechanisms of Object Recognition

ScienceDaily (July 14, 2011) — Certain brain injuries can cause people to lose the ability to visually recognize objects -- for example, confusing a harmonica for a cash register.

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Added by Alireza Sibaei on August 2, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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