Neuroscience

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed for first time

In a small-scale study, nine of 10 people with the disease displayed subjective or objective improvement in their memories beginning within three to six months.
Brad Pitt and stunt double

Why we can’t tell a Hollywood heartthrob from his stunt double

Scientists have pinpointed the brain mechanism by which we latch on to a particular face, even when it changes.
human brain

Curiosity helps learning and memory

Curiosity, while perhaps still dangerous for cats, serves as motivation for humans to acquire and retain information.
UCSF Glassbrain

UC nabs nearly a quarter of NIH brain research grants

Projects led by UC scientists will receive more than $10 million of the $46 million being awarded as part of the Obama BRAIN Initiative.

Three institutions join forces to seed transformative brain research

UC Berkeley, UCSF and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab have decided to invest in high-risk, high-gain projects that could jump-start our understanding of the brain.
human brain

Brain 'dimmer switch' influences mood disorders

Researchers pinpoint control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as “disappointment.”
Brain scans: with (left) and without obstructive sleep apnea

More proof that sleep apnea hurts the brain

Weaker blood flow to the brain results from the disorder.
VE-HuNT screenshot

Virtual reality guides those whose memory is failing

Navigation system helps diagnose, monitor and train patients with cognitive decline.

This is your brain on drugs

With a $1 million award from the Keck Foundation, scientists at UC Santa Barbara will research who could be more vulnerable to addiction.
Lawrence Livermore engineer Vanessa Tolosa

Developing world's first neural device to restore memory

Device aims to help those robbed of memory by injury or illness.

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