Neuroscience

brain-computer interface enables paralyzed man to walk

Paralyzed man walks with help of brain-computer interface

Mind-controlled technology bypasses spine and creates gateway to a host of medical possibilities.

Mark Pollock

Completely paralyzed man voluntarily moves his legs

Robotic step training and noninvasive spinal stimulation enable patient to take thousands of steps.

man with CPAP machine

First evidence of how obstructive sleep apnea damages the brain

The disorder contributes to a breakdown of the blood–brain barrier, which protects brain tissue.

Non-surgical approach helps people with paralysis move their legs

UCLA study's results are believed to be the first time voluntary leg movements have ever been relearned without surgery.

Autism's costs estimated to be $500 billion, potentially $1 trillion, by 2025

UC Davis health economists have for the first time projected costs of caring for all people with the disorder.

Study may show way to predict autism or psychosis in children with genetic disorder

UCLA-led research may help lead to earlier, more targeted intervention for people with DiGeorge syndrome.
one woman, four expressions

The sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes

Without enough shut-eye, a smile can look more like a scowl. And the price for that mistake can be high.
brain

What we know colors what we see

Perception is strongly influenced by prior knowledge, lending credence to the theory that the brain does not faithfully represent the environment but rather attempts to predict it.
mouse on sudoku puzzle

Intellectual pursuits may buffer the brain against addiction

Mice engaged in stimulating activities were less likely to seek out cocaine.

Researchers ID ‘conjunction junction’ for brain’s navigation function

Ever wake at night and find your way through the house without stubbing your toe? There's a region of the brain that enables you to do that – and generally helps you navigate the world.

Pages