neurosciences

Researcher in pharmacology lab studying melatonin
March 13, 2019

As we recover from the effects of daylight-saving time, some may take a melatonin supplement at supper to help with sleep.

February 6, 2019

Computer components designed to recognize images behave surprisingly like neurons in the brain, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine report.

March 26, 2018

Acetylcholine is one of the main neurotransmitters in the nervous system.

February 21, 2018

Epidemiology has played a crucial role over the decades in understanding Alzheimer’s disease and other common causes of dementia, such as vascular disease and Lewy body disease.

illustration of human brain cells
October 25, 2017

(Downloadable video) The Allen Institute for Brain Science has added the first data from human nerve cells to the Allen Cell Types Database, a publicly available tool for researchers to explore and understand the building blocks of the human bra

September 19, 2017

How does a driver’s brain realize that a stop sign is behind a bush when only a red edge is showing? Or how can a monkey suspect that the yellow sliver in the leaves is a round piece of fruit?

How the brain functions to recognize partially hidden objects
September 19, 2017

(Downloadable video and script) Anitha Pasupathy explains her lab's neuroscience work on how the brain functions when trying to recognize fully visible and partially covered shapes.

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UW Medicine researchers have developed a technique for inserting a gene into specific cell types in the adult brain in an animal model.

Researchers have discovered a brain-cell network that drives a respiratory phase important for the control of exhalation.

This phase, also called postinspiration, occurs after air is inhaled.

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