Computer components designed to recognize images behave surprisingly like neurons in the brain, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine report.
Acetylcholine is one of the main neurotransmitters in the nervous system.
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.
(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
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?
(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.