Researchers report it’s easier to control cognitive activity via transcranial magnetic stimulation in people with the Val/Val genetic variant of BDNF.
Optogentic stimulation has the potential to cultivate resilience to epileptic seizures in animal models, researchers report.
Diet influences dopamine and insulin signaling in the brain, which in turn directly affects the peripheral sensory response in fruit flies. This response influences what the fly decides to eat next.
Just one protein situated on the synapse can profoundly alter how some neurons communicate and implement plasticity.
Numerous studies have found dancing can help promote improved mental health and overall wellbeing, regardless of a person’s age. Researchers explore why some people are “born to dance”.
Repeatedly listening to personally meaningful music induced brain plasticity and improved cognitive function for patients with mild cognitive impairment and early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.
Exercise has a two-fold effect on those with depression. Physical activity reduces symptoms of depression and increases the brain’s ability to change, researchers report.
Research shows the role the molecular hauler KIF5C plays in long-term memory and synaptic plasticity.
A study of people learning to read braille reveals how white matter reorganizes itself across different brain regions and timeframes to meet the brain’s needs.
Dopamine drives neuroplasticity in the auditory pallium region of the zebra finch brain, researchers report.
Study reveals the role astrocytes play in the crucial closing period of brain plasticity following birth. The findings could help in the development of strategies to reintroduce plasticity in the adult brain.
The apical intercalated cell cluster (apITC), a specialized portion of inhibitory circuitry in the amygdala, has rich connectivity and plays a unique role in modulating synaptic plasticity.
Patients with Corpus Callosum Dysgenesis (CCD), a genetic condition marked by incomplete development of the connecting structures between the brain hemispheres, have distinct reconfiguration of their neural connections, researchers report.
Study sheds new light on the role noncoded RNAs play at the synapse.
Astrocytes help transition the brain from a highly plastic state to one that is more stable.
All-trans retinoic acid, a vitamin A derivative, induces synaptic plasticity in human cortical neurons.
When the ventral tegmental area was stimulated, monkeys were better able to identify details associated with subconscious visual stimuli they were exposed to.
In older mice, adult neurons in the primary visual cortex with an increased number of “silent synapses” and lacking PSD-95, showed the same structural changes only seen previously in younger animals.
Some neurons have the ability to detect and compensate for neighboring neurons, while others do not. The findings shed new light on synaptic plasticity.
A new series of studies review the roles neuroplasticity and neurogenesis play in alcohol addiction and recovery.