Tagged: neuron

The neuroscience of addiction

Neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the case that addiction isn’t a disease at all, although it has been recently branded as such. [Via:The Royal Institution]

Watching brain cells interacting in real time

Reported in Neuron, the new method enables researchers to peer deep inside a mouse’s brain and watch astrocytes’ influence over nerve-cell communication in real time. In particular, the UCLA team focused on astrocytes’ relationship with...

How is brain surgery performed?

Dr. Greg Foltz of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute describes the routine and frequency of brain surgery. Computer brain mapping produces a three-dimensional image of a patient’s brain. Once inside, physical mapping occurs. A precise...

Alzheimer’s prevention strategies

Unlike age and genetics, certain health and lifestyle factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk may be controlled. Scientists are exploring prevention strategies to determine whether or not things like exercise, diet, and “brain games”...