A new Stereologer study has been published from the laboratory of Dr. David Morgan at the Byrd Alzheimer’s Disease Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL (Selenica et al., Histone deacetylase 6 inhibition improves memory and reduces total tau levels in a mouse model of tau deposition.Alzheimers Res Ther. 6:12, 2014).
Findings: This study supports the use of HDAC6 inhibitors as…
Research has shown that the brain is constantly making predictions about future events. Theories of prediction in perception, action and learning suggest that the brain serves to reduce the discrepancies between expectation and actual experience, i.e., by reducing the prediction error.…
You are graciously invited to submit a manuscript to the Brain Sciences Journal (BSJ), the official journal of the Brain Sciences Foundation. This brand new publication aims to offer an innovative platform for interdisciplinary exchange of research in the cognitive sciences. The submission invitation is described in detail below.…
Neuroscience Bulletin, the official publication of Chinese Neuroscience Society, has just published a special issue on Pain and Itch (Volume 28, Number 2 / April 2012). This special issue provides a timely focus on recent progress in our understanding of the mechanisms of pain and itch. We hope this issue will provoke new studies that provide a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying pain and itch, eventually leading to more effective treatments of devastating chronic pain and itch…
I would like to draw your attention to a new brain cell simulator for iPhone and iPad. It's a great way to introduce passive models and Hodgkin-Huxley models in class, demonstrate at a meeting or run simulations on the go.
I would like ideas and what not to do or mistakes to avoid when doing eye tracking experiments during ERP or FMRI or MEG experiments?Your experiences will make a inexperience person wiser.We use the SMi equipment. Prof Jafri
One day a friend and I were briskly strolling along a mall corridor, engaged in conversation, until something quite hilarious happened. A burly gentleman was quickly approaching my friend's direct… Continue
Added by William Lu on March 1, 2010 at 10:30am —
Prediction is an invaluable skill for navigating through complex environments. Somehow the brain generates predictions about perceptual inputs it's likely to receive using contextual information from recent memory. Statistical regularities are learned (e.g. movement… Continue
Prejudice...we've all experienced it at one point or another. Defined as a preconceived belief, opinion, or judgment toward a group or person because of race, social class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc., it also means a priori beliefs that include any unreasonable attitude that is unusually resistant to rational influence. It's been the cause of countless…Continue
Added by William Lu on December 22, 2009 at 11:00pm —
I've been endlessly scoring digit-symbol coding protocols (fun...), a subtest of the WAIS-IV, for the past few weeks at my new neuropsychexternship so the following article seems particularly relevant. In a recent study by… Continue
Added by William Lu on October 6, 2009 at 12:30am —