sabato, Aprile 4, 2020

Role of the thalamus in perception and reaction to predators

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How the zebrafish brain perceives and reacts to predators has been determined by researchers at the University of Queensland. School of Biomedical Sciences Associate Professor...

Chinese to English translating: Not human, but exceptional

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Microsoft announced Wednesday that its labs have developed an AI machine translation system that can translate from Chinese to English with the same accuracy...

Schizophrenia and Autism Share Common Traits

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New research at Swinburne has revealed a significant overlap in the traits associated with autism and schizophrenia. It has also discovered that people in the...

Chronic stress is a well-known risk factor for the development of...

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Chronic stress is a well-known risk factor for the development of psychiatric illnesses including depression disorders. The brain requires a great deal of glucose, and...

Schadenfreude, the sense of pleasure people derive from the misfortune of...

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Schadenfreude, the sense of pleasure people derive from the misfortune of others, is a familiar feeling to many—perhaps especially during these times of pervasive...

How We Perceive Color

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When we view natural images the colours we perceive are due to colour information at every local patch of an image, rather than how...

Oxytocin Helps the Brain Modulate Social Signals

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Between sights, sounds, smells and other senses, the brain is flooded with stimuli on a moment-to-moment basis. How can it sort through the flood...

A ‘brain training’ app developed at the University of Cambridge could...

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A 'brain training' app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which...

Obese and Anorexic Women Have Low Levels of Neurosteroid

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Women at opposite extremes of the weight spectrum have low levels of the neuroactive steroid allopregnanolone, according to new research published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. Previous...

Epilepsy linked to brain volume and thickness differences

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Epilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions, according to new research led by UCL and...