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Understanding How Cues Drive Behavior

It’s a recognizable experience – you’re on your way to grab a healthy salad when you pass that familiar burger joint sign that elicits memories of greasy cheeseburgers, and suddenly you’re in line at the counter, adding fries to that... Continue Reading →

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Past Experiences Shape What We See More Than What We Are Looking at Now

A rope coiled on dusty trail may trigger a frightened jump by a hiker who recently stepped on a snake. Now a new study better explains how a one-time visual experience can shape perceptions afterward. Led by neuroscientists from NYU... Continue Reading →

That sound makes me dizzy: Engineers discover the reasons why some people get dizzy when hearing certain sounds

For some people, certain sounds like a trumpet blowing a particular tone can make them dizzy, and it’s not because they’re giddy from a Wynton Marsalis melody. It has been estimated that 1 in 100 people around the world have... Continue Reading →

Your brain with a migraine

When migraine sufferers see the tell-tale squiggly lines, light flashes and blind spots of a migraine aura, they prepare for a migraine. When researchers see the brain image of an aura, they try to figure out what causes it and... Continue Reading →

Neuronal Activity Sheds Light on the Origin of Consciousness

Consciousness is everything people experience — from the taste of chocolate to the pain of a migraine, the disappointment of failing an exam to the thrill of holding a newborn baby. But the origin and nature of consciousness have puzzled... Continue Reading →

Waves Move Across the Human Brain to Support Memory

The coordination of neural activity across widespread brain networks is essential for human cognition. Researchers have long assumed that oscillations in the brain, commonly measured for research purposes, brain-computer interfacing, and clinical tests, were stationary signals that occurred independently at... Continue Reading →

Maps Made of Nerve Cells

Take a few steps forward, stop, and look around. In the world of the video game, the walls that depict a corridor four meters long are made up of green and blue patterned blocks. The floor is marked with turquoise... Continue Reading →

It’s All in Your Head: Brain Protein Targeted for Alcoholism Cure

A protein in the brain that binds to alcohol could be the key to curing alcoholism, reports UH College of Pharmacy medicinal chemist Joydip Das in eNeuro, a journal of the Society for Neuroscience. The protein, called MUNC 13-1, plays a pivotal role in... Continue Reading →

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