Brain Cortex May Regulate the Need for Sleep

The FINANCIAL — Why we sleep, and the processes behind sleep, are amongst the most interesting questions in modern neuroscience. Researchers at the University of Oxford have now uncovered a new target for sleep investigations within the mammalian brain – the cerebral cortex.…

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Scientists say active early learning shapes the adult brain

The FINANCIAL --  An enhanced learning environment during the first five years of life shapes the brain in ways that are apparent four decades later, according to University of Pennsylvania and Virginia Tech scientists writing in the June edition of the Journal…

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Aging matters

The FINANCIAL -- As a master’s student studying biology at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Mumbai, India, Sneha Dutta came across research in one of her classes that fascinated her. Authored by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s William Mair, it…

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What Happens in the Brain When We Imagine the Future?

The FINANCIAL -- Research from neuroscientist Joseph Kable finds that two sub-networks are at work, one focused on creating the new event, another on evaluating whether that event is positive or negative In quiet moments, the brain likes to wander—to the events of…

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Scientists discover what happens in our brains when guessing

The FINANCIAL -- Researchers have identified how cells in our brains work together to join up memories of separate experiences, allowing us to make educated guesses in everyday life. By studying both human and mouse brain activity, they report that this process happens in…

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