Parsing the Puzzle of Parkinson’s GeneticsRecent Findings Reveal Autophagy Malfunction as Common Pathway; Suggest a Roadmap for Early Diagnosis and Intervention
Research into the heritability of Parkinson’s has uncovered novel pathways that could help explain the progressive neuronal degeneration associated with the disease.
A Bayesian Approach to the Brain
Florent Meyniel, Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, Neurospin, CEA, University Paris-Saclay, France View Article as PDF Bayesian concepts are appealing to many researchers in fundamental and applied research, including neuroscience. Bayesian tools, part of probability theory, are useful whenever quantitative analysis is needed, such as in statistics, data mining, or forecasting. However, Bayesian concepts have much […]
Holiday Blues: Getting the Facts, Forgetting the Myth
Statistics refute a common myth that suicides increase during the winter holidays, but that doesn’t mean that holiday depression or sadness isn’t real for some people. Experts weigh in on what factors may contribute to these “holiday blues” and offer ways to cope with stress.
Disorders of Consciousness: Brain Death, Coma, and the Vegetative and Minimally Conscious StatesReport on Progress
The authors present two scenarios on what are the disorders of consciousness: wakefulness, awareness, consciousness, coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, and brain death.
Why Studies of Fighting Fruit Flies Are Relevant to Understanding Human AggressionReport on Progress
It may surprise some people to learn that fruit flies fight. But male Drosophila melanogaster (more accurately called “vinegar flies”) do fight–to gain access to resources such as food or females.