Neuroscience

Space X UCLA

Can space help us understand our cells?

A UCLA scientist looks to space for possible treatment of some neurological diseases.

Cute puppy in the grass

So cute you could crush it?

If you've ever wanted to pinch a baby's cheeks, you've suffered from cute aggression. Here's what that means.

UCSF

Brain signature of depressed mood unveiled in new study

Direct recordings of the brain link memory, emotion and anxiety during low moods.

Teen sleeping on a pillow

The one low-tech fix for teens' sleep problems

Sleep helps brains develop — no surprise. Unexpected was the importance of one aspect of where teens slept.

Researchers Yang and Gomez Pinilla

UCLA cell study reveals how head injuries lead to serious brain diseases

The first cell “atlas” of a hippocampus affected by traumatic brain injury is made.

Now you just need to remember to exercise!

Even mild physical activity immediately improves memory function.

Slot machine with the number 7

Regret is a gambler’s curse, scientists say

New science can record rapid human brain activity — including what goes on after we wager.

UCSF spinal cord injury

A new spinal cord injury treatment is getting patients back on their feet

Patients are recovering from injuries that were once believed to be irreversible.

Sleep deprived girl in classroom

How poor sleep can ruin your social life

People found sleep-deprived individuals to be more socially unattractive, and felt lonelier after interacting with them.

Key in the door

Where you put your keys

Ben Storm explains why we tend to misplace just that one thing and why forgetting might be a secret power.

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