Combining EEG data and MRI brain scans, researchers discovered how, during sleep, the hippocampus sends memory information it has stored throughout the day to the cerebral cortex, allowing for memory consolidation.
Daydreaming and mind-wandering appear to occur when parts of the brain fall asleep while other areas remain awake.
A new deep neural network can accurately predict a healthy person’s brain age based on EEG data collected from a sleep study.
The resting brain repeatedly and rapidly replays faster memories of what a person has recently learned and practiced. The more a person replays the memory during rest, the better they become during subsequent sessions where they practice their newly le…
A new study brings into question conventional theories of the neuroscience of free will. Researchers found readiness potential reflects neural activity that underlies the formation of a decision to move, rather than the outcome to move.
Following deep anesthesia, consciousness and cognitive processes unfold over time. The prefrontal cortex is the first brain area to recover, with areas associated with reaction time and attention taking longer to return to pre-anesthesia states.
In-person interactions strengthen neural signals related to facial recognition.
Propofol, the commonly used anesthetic, alters and controls the dynamics of the brain’s rhythms. The findings can help doctors better monitor patients under anesthesia with the aid of EEG.
Heartbeat evoked potential provides evidence of the presence of consciousness in coma patients, a new study reveals.
Study reveals we all have the capacity to think about others as well as ourselves, but thinking about one’s self takes precedence.
Combining brain activity data with artificial intelligence, researchers generated faces based upon what individuals considered to be attractive features.
Specific brain regions respond in opposing ways when exposed to emotional stimuli associated with loneliness and wisdom.
A new mathematical algorithm examines data from EEG and brain implants to learn each epilepsy patient’s unique brain pattern signatures. The system can predict the onset of a seizure within an hour, allowing the patient to take necessary interventions.
During REM sleep, people are able to interact with researchers and engage in real-time communication. The study reports while dreaming, people can follow instructions, perform simple math, answer yes and no questions, and tell the difference between di…
More focused needs to be placed on neural variability to better understand how behavior emerges from the brain.
People occasionally correctly recall information in the presence of strong semantic clues without previously storing the information to memory.
A new mathematical approach is able to predict the severity of autism traits from brain activity data.
Breastfeeding has a positive effect on postnatal depression and bonding between mothers and their babies. Breastfeeding also has positive implications for neuroprotection in babies of depressed mothers.
Study reveals the mechanisms behind distinct patterns of electrical activity in neuron groups that accompany the onset of seizures.
Detecting and decoding activity in brain regions associated with visual processing allowed researchers to determine what a person sees.