Brain function
The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals—only a few invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish, adult sea squirts and starfis...
Brain function - Wikipedia
Here's How Sleep Removes Poisons From Your Brain, Protecting You From Alzheimer's as Nothing Else Can
During deep sleep, a unique and mysterious process clears the toxins that cause Alzheimer's out of your brain.
Fake Memory Implants
Implanting fake memories into your brain could treat depression. Video credit: Hashem Al-Ghaili
Why Roger Federer Sleeps Twelve Hours a Day
For elite athletes, sleep is the greatest performance enhancing drug of all. In this short video, neuroscientist Professor Matthew Walker, author of the international bestseller Why We Sleep, explains...
Seeker - Stunning Sensory Neuron Development in Zebrafish | Facebook
This amazing footage shows the development of sensory neurons in zebrafish. (via The Science Explorer)
Neanderthal Minibrains Offer Insight Into Our History
Comparing Neanderthal minibrains to those of modern humans can help explain our evolution into the dominant species.
Rare Genetic Mutation Lets Some People Function with Less Sleep
Ever wished you could get by with less sleep? Some people can--and don't seem to be any worse off for it--thanks, possibly, to one unusual mutation
The most detailed map of the brain ever created
The most detailed map of the brain ever created! Credit: Hashem Al-Ghaili
This trippy-looking visualization reveals neural connections in a human brain
This trippy-looking visualization reveals neural connections in a human brain.
Neurons forming connections in vitro.... - Neuroscience News and Research
Neurons forming connections in vitro. via mymedicalwall
What If You Stopped Sleeping?- Day 3 is when the real fun begins...
What If You Stopped Sleeping? Day 3 is when the real fun begins...
Five Tips For Falling Asleep Quicker
Sleep expert Matthew Walker describes the perfect conditions for falling asleep quicker. Following is a transcript of the video. Matthew Walker: My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neurosc...
Researchers Have Discovered The Secrets Of Drumming & The Human Brain
Researchers Have Discovered The Secrets Of Drumming & The Human Brain. Video by Truth Theory Learn More: http://bit.ly/2n3Vx1I
The human brain
The human brain - in stunning detail. The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University in the UK. http://bbc.in/2tLEjLB (via BBC...
Do you know anyone who complains a lot?
Do you know anyone who complains a lot?
How not exercising transforms your brain
A recent study published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, conducted by University of Maryland's Department of Kinesiology, has found that master athlete's brains get significantly less blood flow a...
Human brain
The human brain has the same general structure as the brains of other mammals, but has a more developed cerebral cortex than any other. Large animals such as whales and elephants have larger brains in...
Human brain - Wikipedia
Sleep
In animals, sleep is a naturally recurring state characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles. It is distinguished from ...
Sleep - Wikipedia
Neural development
Neural development refers to the processes that generate, shape, and reshape the nervous system, from the earliest stages of embryogenesis to the final years of life. The study of neural development ...
Neural development - Wikipedia
Neuroscience
Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system. Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology. However, it is currently an interdisciplinary science that collaborates wi...
History of neuroscience
From the ancient Egyptian mummifications to 18th century scientific research on "globules" and neurons, there is evidence of neuroscience practice throughout the early periods of history. The early ci...
History of neuroscience - Wikipedia
Giant retinal ganglion cells
Giant retinal ganglion cells are photosensitive ganglion cells with large dendritic trees discovered in the human and macaque retina by Dacey et al. (2005).Giant retinal ganglion cells contain a photo...
Giant retinal ganglion cells - Wikipedia
Here's How Sleep Removes Poisons From Your Brain, Protecting You From Alzheimer's as Nothing Else Can
During deep sleep, a unique and mysterious process clears the toxins that cause Alzheimer's out of your brain.
Transneuronal degeneration
Transneuronal degeneration is the death of neurons resulting from the disruption of input from or output to other nearby neurons. It is an active excitotoxic process when a neuron is overstimulated by...
Sleep apnea
Sleep apnea (or sleep apnoea in British English; /æpˈniːə/) is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. Each pause in breath...
Sleep apnea - Wikipedia
Irregular sleep-wake rhythm
Irregular sleep–wake rhythm is a rare form of circadian rhythm sleep disorder. It is characterized by numerous naps throughout the 24-hour period, no main nighttime sleep episode and irregularity from...
Irregular sleep-wake rhythm - Wikipedia
Sleep (non-human)
Sleep in non-human animals refers to a behavioral and physiological state characterized by reversible unconsciousness, reduced responsiveness to external stimuli, and homeostatic regulation. Sleep ap...
Sleep (non-human) - Wikipedia
Adrenorphin
Adrenorphin, also sometimes referred to as metorphamide, is an endogenous, C-terminally amidated, opioid octapeptide (Tyr-Gly-Gly-Phe-Met-Arg-Arg-Val-NH2) that is produced from proteolytic cleavage of...
Adrenorphin - Wikipedia
Agranular insula
Agranular insula is a portion of the cerebral cortex defined on the basis of internal structure in the human, the macaque, the rat, and the mouse. Classified as allocortex (periallocortex), it is in p...