Brains evolved to need exercise

Brains evolved to need exercise

Mounting scientific evidence shows that exercise is good not only for our bodies, but for our brains. Yet, exactly why physical activity benefits the brain is not well understood. In a new article published in the journal Trends in...
New tool to identify and control neurons

New tool to identify and control neurons

Since scientists began studying the brain, they have asked whether the biology they observed can really be tied to external behaviors. Researchers are building a substantial understanding of the biophysical, molecular, and cellular interactions of neurons, but...
Correct connections are crucial

Correct connections are crucial

Working with colleagues from Harvard Medical School and Würzburg, researchers from Charité — Universitätsmedizin Berlin have been examining the use of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of Parkison’s disease in an attempt to optimize treatment...