Medicine & TechnologyA small slice of the human brain was removed and kept alive for 12 hours for the first time by placing it in a mixture similar to the spinal fluid. Scientists are now working on keeping it alive for 10 days,
New studies presented at the Society of Neuroscience suggests that COVID-19 could directly infiltrate the brain and neurons through the nose. Bypassing the blood-barrier could cause undetected coronavirus-affected neuron ciculation, leading to brain fog and other cognitive issues.
Associative memory is the brain's ability to remember relationships between unrelated concepts. Scientists agree that it is formed in the memory center of the brain but the exact neurons responsible have remained a mystery until now.
An international team of researchers developed a novel computing device reminiscent of the neuroplasticity of the human brain. Like neurons, they also can store information for future retrieval and processing.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's new study reveals that a part of the brain that controls habits may also play a critical role in learning new things. Researchers hope to learn new insights about neurons and circuits that underlie neurological disorders involving behavior control.
In the ongoing pursuit to successfully emulate the human brain, one of the most complex machines known to man, a new study was able to fabricate an artificial neuron that can retain electronic memories.