Latest News

Birth gets the brain ready to sense the world

Neurons that process sensory information are arranged in precise, well-characterized maps that are crucial for translating perception into understanding. A study reveals that the actual act of birth in mice causes a reduction in a brain chemical called serotonin in the newborn mice, triggering sensory maps to form. The findings shed light on the role of a dramatic environmental event in the development of neural circuits and reveal that birth prepares newborns for survival.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Alternate approach to traditional CPR saves lives

  • Teenage self-harm linked to problems in later life

  • Unsteady on your feet? Little touches could make all the difference

  • Genes exhibit different behaviours in different stages of development

  • Susceptibility for relapsing major depressive disorder can be calculated

  • Clinical trial could change standard treatment for stroke

  • Criminologists try to solve murder mystery: Who will become a killer?

  • Association between air toxics, childhood autism

  • Human skin cells reprogrammed directly into brain cells

  • Mathematical model shows how brain remains stable during learning

  •