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Dopamine and Serotonin May Do More Than We Thought
dopamine and serotonin
Neuroscience
Dopamine and Serotonin May Do More Than We Thought
Dopamine and serotonin are crucial brain chemicals. A new study that measured them simultaneously in active brains suggests they may do more than we think.
October 17, 2020

Dopamine and serotonin are crucial brain chemicals. A new study that measured them simultaneously in active brains suggests they may do more than we think.

Citizen Science
Help Scientists Figure Out Whether Brain Training Apps Work
brain training
Citizen Science
Help Scientists Figure Out Whether Brain Training Apps Work
To figure out how people might benefit from brain training apps, researchers are looking for 30,000 volunteers willing to play brain games science.
September 27, 2020

To figure out how people might benefit from brain training apps, researchers are looking for 30,000 volunteers willing to play brain games science.

Neuroscience
New Brain Implant Reads Minds From Inside a Blood Vessel
neural interface
Neuroscience
New Brain Implant Reads Minds From Inside a Blood Vessel
A first-of-its-kind neural interface called the Stentrode sits in a blood vessel in the brain, picking up signals it can wirelessly transmit to a computer.
September 12, 2020

A first-of-its-kind neural interface called the Stentrode sits in a blood vessel in the brain, picking up signals it can wirelessly transmit to a computer.

Medicine
New ALS Treatment Appears to Slow Disease Progression
ALS Treatment
Medicine
New ALS Treatment Appears to Slow Disease Progression
A new ALS treatment that appears to slow disease progression offers hope to those battling the incurable neurological disorder.
September 6, 2020

A new ALS treatment that appears to slow disease progression offers hope to those battling the incurable neurological disorder.

Neuroscience
Elon Musk: Neuralink Brain Implant Detects Pigs' Movements
Neuralink Brain Implant
Neuroscience
Elon Musk: Neuralink Brain Implant Detects Pigs' Movements
During a livestream, CEO Elon Musk presented the latest Neuralink brain implant, as well as what he claimed were several pig recipients of the device.
August 29, 2020

During a livestream, CEO Elon Musk presented the latest Neuralink brain implant, as well as what he claimed were several pig recipients of the device.

Neuroscience
Left-Handed People are “Left-Out” of Brain Research
left handed people and brain research
Neuroscience
Left-Handed People are “Left-Out” of Brain Research
Left-handed people are systematically excluded from brain research, due to an archaic doctrine. These neuroscientists want that to change.
August 23, 2020

Left-handed people are systematically excluded from brain research, due to an archaic doctrine. These neuroscientists want that to change.

Neuroscience
Nerve-Stimulating Earbud Could Accelerate Language Learning
Vagus Nerve Stimulation Device
Neuroscience
Nerve-Stimulating Earbud Could Accelerate Language Learning
A non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation device can make language learning easier — and it might help with other types of learning, too.
August 10, 2020

A non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation device can make language learning easier — and it might help with other types of learning, too.

Drugs
Ketamine Discovery May Lead to New Antidepressants
New Antidepressants
Drugs
Ketamine Discovery May Lead to New Antidepressants
Researchers have uncovered new insights into how ketamine affects the brain, potentially illuminating the path to new antidepressants.
June 3, 2020

Researchers have uncovered new insights into how ketamine affects the brain, potentially illuminating the path to new antidepressants.

Neuroscience
"Off-Switch" in Mouse Brains Offers New Hope for Pain Relief
Pain Relief
Neuroscience
"Off-Switch" in Mouse Brains Offers New Hope for Pain Relief
A newly discovered part of the mouse brain appears to naturally stop pain processing, and it could lead to more robust pain relief options in the future.
May 23, 2020

A newly discovered part of the mouse brain appears to naturally stop pain processing, and it could lead to more robust pain relief options in the future.