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Mind the Gut: How Our Guest Bacteria Health Affects Our Brain

We are not alone, and we don't need to search further away on another planet. An entire community of microorganisms live inside our gut,...

Clever neural networks – artificial and biological

"A meticulous virtual copy of the human brain would enable basic research on brain cells and circuits or computer-based drug trials" Henry Markram What...

Motion Sickness On A Board

The Industrial Revolution changed our lifestyle. It made it possible to cross long distances faster than ever before. However, some people did not fully...

The Science Behind Falling in Love

Cupid's Arrow strikes suddenly and unexpectedly. Starry eyes, butterflies fluttering in the stomach, sleeplessness, and overwhelming joy. We fall in love. And the real...

Fear, our Primitive Friend

Fear is one of the oldest — in some forms, as old as sentient life on Earth itself—and most primitive emotions of all, designed...

Light, the Brain Stimulator

In the era of COVID-19 pandemic, isolation and social distancing can take a toll on mental health. When neurons stop working correctly, people can...

How do Neurons Speak to Each Other?

Human brains can solve sophisticated tasks within milliseconds, much faster than the fastest modern computers. But how can the brain be so quick? The secret of fast signals and image processing depends on coding and decoding rules. The construction of the brain’s software is the subject of an ongoing debate in neuroscience.

In Alzheimer’s Disease, Faulty Tau Spreads Rapidly But Is Not Toxic at First

The accumulation of misfolded tau proteins in the brain is one hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Researchers at the University of Southampton, UK, have...

Cocaine Abstinence Changes Gene Expression in the Brain

Prolonged cocaine use affects the expression of genes and proteins in the nucleus accumbens (NAc), a region of the brain involved in many reward-related...

Paper or Audio? It’s All the Same to your Brain. End of Story

The brain processes words in a similar manner, whether you are reading a book or listening to an audiobook. Researchers from the University of...