How do we form memories, and why does this process break down in autoimmune encephalitis?
Some scientific experiments are odd, but without this strange experiment neuroscientists would not be very ‘hoppy’. Learn about what neuroscience’s history owes to frogs and an Italian scientist born in the 18th century.
Research finds that learning to speak more than one language, especially as a child, leads to long-lasting cognitive benefits.
The blood-brain barrier plays a critical role in protecting the brain. However, sleep loss can lower its defenses, increasing the vulnerability of the brain.
Holiday shopping is here! Some call it greed, but it might be your brain’s fault you buy more than you need.
We are excited to announce that PennNeuroKnow and the International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society (IAES) are teaming up to help patients with autoimmune encephalitis and their families understand the science behind their disease. IAES is a family- and patient-centered organization that assists patients at all stages, from getting a diagnosis to recovery and the many challenges experienced throughout that journey. ... Continue Reading →
Brain waves almost sound made up, like something that doesn’t exist. However, brain waves are very real, and scientists are very interested in them.
New study reveals how a certain protein plays a role in both nicotine addiction and type II diabetes
General anesthetics are used in millions of surgeries each year, yet we still don’t know exactly how they work.
Research shows less activity in the brain’s “reading network” in people with dyslexia. How can we use this knowledge for early intervention?
A newly discovered genetic mutation might explain why some people need only 4-6 hours of sleep each night.
Why do we find some robots cute and others disturbing? New research points to a representation of the Uncanny Valley effect in the brain.
Did you know neurotoxins are used for research and medical treatments? But how do they work and why are they so deadly?