New Clues From Brain Structures of Mantis Shrimp | UANews

Mantis shrimp have mushroom bodies in their brains, structures that are well known from insects but not from crustaceans. The findings of a study question the most commonly held scenario retracing how brain structures evolved in arthropods._UA News


How Do Different Brain Regions Interact to Enhance Function?

Textbooks have long divided the brain into dozens of discrete areas, each with its own set of functions. Students learn that the hippocampus is crucial for learning and memory. The cerebellum coordinates movements. The prefrontal cortex is the seat of higher cognition, handling processes such as decision-making._ Tim Requarth / SIMONS FOUNDATION

An implant to prevent Alzheimer’s

In a cutting-edge treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, EPFL scientists have developed an implantable capsule that can turn the patient’s immune system against the disease._EPFL

Amputee Feels Texture with a Bionic Fingertip

An amputee feels rough or smooth textures in real-time — in his phantom hand — using an artificial fingertip connected to nerves in the arm. The advancement will accelerate the development of touch enabled prosthetics._EPFL

Brain, body and mind: understanding consciousness

This isn’t new technology – the first animal EEG was published a century ago – but computational neuroscientist Chennu has come up with a way of combining its output with a branch of maths called graph theory to measure the level of a person’s consciousness. What’s more, he’s developing the technology as a bedside device for doctors to diagnose patients suffering from consciousness disorders (such as a vegetative state caused by injury or stroke) to work out the best course of action and to support family counselling._ The University of Cambridge