Spontaneous activity
Neural oscillation is rhythmic or repetitive neural activity in the central nervous system. Neural tissue can generate oscillatory activity in many ways, driven either by mechanisms within individual ...
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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...
How Close Are We To Downloading The Human Brain?
Downloading your brain may seem like science fiction, but some neuroscientists think we’ve already started down a path to make it a reality. Follow How Close Are We? for more stories like this!
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
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...
DNA could store all of the world's data in a single room!
DNA could store all of the world's data in a single room!
Brain implant boosts human memory by up to 30%.
Brain implant boosts human memory by up to 30%.
Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking
Two hundred million years ago, our mammal ancestors developed a new brain feature: the neocortex. This stamp-sized piece of tissue (wrapped around a brain th...
Amazing Benefits of Sleeping on Your Left Side
It is very common for me to have a patient tell me that they have all their issues on just one side of the body. A pain in the left foot, a bad left hip, a bad left shoulder, left-sided abdominal pai...
This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)
Have you been sleeping wrong this entire time? Learn why this particular posture is key for good rest.
Chimp vs human! - Working Memory test - Extraordinary Animals - Earth
Ayumu the chimpanzee has made headlines around the world for his ability to beat humans on memory tests, in both speed and accuracy. Does Ayumu's ability for...
Study finds sleep deprivation can give you the ‘marijuana munchies’
A researcher described the effect as enhancing "the guilty pleasures" of sweet, salty, high-fat and other potentially bad-for-you foods.
Being Overweight Linked To Poorer Memory
In a preliminary study published in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, researchers from the Department of Psychology at Cambridge found an association between high body mass index (BMI)...
Google PlaNet Can Look At A Photo, Tell You Where It Was Taken
Geotags? GPS? Pssh. That's old school. Google has a brand-new trick for figuring out where the photos you've taken happen to be, and it doesn't need any extra data from your camera to do it—just the p...
Electrophysiology
Electrophysiology (from Greek ἥλεκτρον, ēlektron, "amber" [see the etymology of "electron"]; φύσις, physis, "nature, origin"; and -λογία, -logia) is the study of the electrical properties of biologica...
Action potential
In physiology, an action potential is a short-lasting event in which the electrical membrane potential of a cell rapidly rises and falls, following a consistent trajectory. Action potentials occur in...
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Bursting
Bursting, or burst firing, is an extremely diverse general phenomenon of the activation patterns of neurons in the central nervous system and spinal cord where periods of rapid action potential spikin...
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Connectome
A connectome is a comprehensive map of neural connections in the brain, and may be thought of as its "wiring diagram". More broadly, a connectome would include the mapping of all neural connections w...
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Biological neuron model
A biological neuron model (also known as spiking neuron model) is a mathematical description of the properties of nerve cells, or neurons, that is designed to accurately describe and predict biologic...
Neural network
In machine learning and cognitive science, artificial neural networks (ANNs) are a family of statistical learning algorithms inspired by biological neural networks (the central nervous systems of anim...
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Wilson-Cowan model
In computational neuroscience, the Wilson–Cowan model describes the dynamics of interactions between populations of very simple excitatory and inhibitory model neurons. It was developed by H.R. Wilson...
Kuramoto model
The Kuramoto model, first proposed by Yoshiki Kuramoto (蔵本 由紀 Kuramoto Yoshiki),is a mathematical model used to describe synchronization. More specifically, it is a model for the behavior of a large s...
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Evoked potential
An evoked potential or evoked response is an electrical potential recorded from the nervous system of a human or other animal following presentation of a stimulus, as distinct from spontaneous potenti...
Cardiac pacemaker
The contraction of heart (cardiac) muscle in all animals is initiated by electrical impulses known as action potentials. The rate at which these impulses fire control the rate of cardiac contraction o...
Central pattern generator
Central pattern generators (CPGs) are biological neural networks that produce rhythmic patterned outputs without sensory feedback. CPGs have been shown to produce rhythmic outputs resembling normal "r...
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Neural coding
Neural coding is a neuroscience-related field concerned with characterizing the relationship between the stimulus and the individual or ensemble neuronal responses and the relationship among the elect...
Neural coding - Wikipedia
Binding problem
The binding problem is a term used at the interface between neuroscience, cognitive science and philosophy of mind that has multiple meanings.Firstly, there is the segregation problem: a practical com...
Motor coordination
Motor coordination is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions. Motor coordination is ac...
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