Alternate Activation of Two Brain Systems Tied to Consciousness
Alternate Activation of Two Brain Systems Tied to Consciousness
Imaging reveals how cyclical patterns of brain activity differ between conscious and unresponsive individuals.
Alternate Activation of Two Brain Systems Tied to Consciousness
Alternate Activation of Two Brain Systems Tied to Consciousness

Imaging reveals how cyclical patterns of brain activity differ between conscious and unresponsive individuals.

Imaging reveals how cyclical patterns of brain activity differ between conscious and unresponsive individuals.

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Both Sides of the Brain Are Active During One-Sided Arm Movement
Both Sides of the Brain Are Active During One-Sided Arm Movement
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 8, 2018
Researchers directly recorded neural activity in both sides of the brain’s cortex during the movement of only one arm in humans.
Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 20, 2018
When a mouse’s brain undergoes traumatic injury, immune cells clear the dead from the affected area, after which blood cells swoop in to repair blood vessels.
Neuroscientist and Champion of Glia Research Dies
Neuroscientist and Champion of Glia Research Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 27, 2017
Ben Barres of Stanford University described glia’s roles in ensuring neurons’ proper synapse formation and in responding to brain injury.
Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State
Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State
Shawna Williams | Sep 25, 2017
Low-intensity activation of the vagus nerve appears to have increased a patient’s awareness of his surroundings after 15 years without communication.
Most of NFL Brain Trauma Research Donation to NIH to Go Unspent
Most of NFL Brain Trauma Research Donation to NIH to Go Unspent
Shawna Williams | Jul 28, 2017
The football league and the government agency part ways over how the money should be used.
The Search for Methods to Monitor Brain Cooling
The Search for Methods to Monitor Brain Cooling
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2017
Newborns deprived of oxygen have their temperatures lowered to protect against brain damage, but it’s hard to decipher the babies’ immediate response to the intervention.
Brain Freeze
Brain Freeze
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2017
Meet one child saved from brain damage by cooling therapy.
Zika Linked to Another Neurological Disorder
Zika Linked to Another Neurological Disorder
Tanya Lewis | Apr 12, 2016
Patients infected with the virus can develop a condition similar to multiple sclerosis, a small study suggests.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2016
Link to microcephaly questioned; vaccine timeline expedited; thousands of Zika-exposed pregnancies reported in Colombia
Zika Update
Zika Update
Kerry Grens | Jan 25, 2016
Health officials expect the virus to spread to nearly all countries in the Americas and expand warnings for pregnant women.
Logically Illogical
Logically Illogical
Eliezer J. Sternberg | Jan 1, 2016
The most bizarre behaviors often make perfect sense in the minds of the mentally ill.
Book Excerpt from <em>NeuroLogic</em>
Book Excerpt from NeuroLogic
Eliezer J. Sternberg | Dec 31, 2015
In the introduction to the book, author Eliezer J. Sternberg illustrates what can happen when the brain’s processing centers are damaged.
Neuroaesthetics
Neuroaesthetics
Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014
Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.
Hockey Follows Football’s Suit
Hockey Follows Football’s Suit
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2013
Just three months after the settlement of the highly publicized NFL head-trauma lawsuit, former professional hockey players announce a similar case against the NHL.
NFL Settles Concussion Case
NFL Settles Concussion Case
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2013
The National Football League will pay a total of $765 million to help cover the medical expenses of more than 4,500 former players and to fund research on head injuries.
Monkey Brain Booster
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 19, 2012
Scientists use a frontal-lobe implant to improve thinking skills in primates.
Stem Cells Help Regain Memory
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 13, 2011
For brain cancer patients suffering from cognitive dysfunction due to radiation treatment, stem cells may offer relief.