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Systems Neurobiology

Articles on Systems Neurobiology, a sub-discipline which studies the neural circuit function, particularly in awake, behaving intact organisms. Some major topics include color vision, audition, pain, olfaction, taste, sleep, arousal, etc.


Systems Neurobiology Articles

Why Analgesic Drugs May Be Less Potent In Females Than In Males
Investigators at Georgia State University's Neuroscience Institute and Center for Behavioral Neuroscience are the first to identify the most likely reason analgesic drug treatment is usually less potent in females than males.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: 5.00

Hot Chili Peppers Help Unravel The Mechanism Of Pain
Researchers have used capsaicin -- the chemical that makes peppers like this jalapeno spicy hot -- to uncover novel insight into how pain-receptor systems can adapt to painful stimuli.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Investigating The Development Of Mechanosensitivity
Researchers of the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) Berlin-Buch, Germany, have gained crucial insight into how mechanosensitivity arises

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Chronic Pain Can Impair Memory
Anyone who has experienced chronic pain knows that it affects the ability to work, sleep and perform other activities essential to leading a full life.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Chronic Pain Harms The Brain
People with unrelenting pain don't only suffer from the non-stop sensation of throbbing pain.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Baffling Chronic Pain Linked To Weird Rewiring Of Brain
Scientists peered at the brains of people with a baffling chronic pain condition and discovered something surprising.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

New Cannabis-like Drugs Could Block Pain Without Affecting Brain, Says Study
A new type of drug could alleviate pain in a similar way to cannabis without affecting the brain, according to a new study.

Date: 7 Sep 2009, Rating: 5.00

Sleep Apnea Linked to Insulin Resistance, Independent of Obesity
The results definitively link SDB to pre-diabetic changes in insulin production and glucose metabolism.

Date: 2 Feb 2009, Rating: not rated

How taste response is hard-wired into the brain
Instantly reacting to the sweet lure of chocolate or the bitter taste of strychnine would seem to demand that such behavioral responses be so innate as to be hard-wired into the brain.

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Auditory neurons in humans far more sensitive to fine sound frequencies than most mammals
Researchers implant electrodes in the brain, and use the soundtrack from 'The Good, the Bad and the Ugly'

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: 4.00

Olfactory nerve cells expressing same receptor display a varied set of reactions
In a mouse model, researchers discovered that olfactory sensory neurons expressing the same receptor responded to a specific odor with an array of speeds and sensitivities

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: 4.50

Adult brain cells are movers and shakers
It's a general belief that the circuitry of young brains has robust flexibility but eventually gets "hard-wired" in adulthood.

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Brains response to visual stimuli helps us to focus on what we should see, rather than all there is to see
Delving ever deeper into the intricate architecture of the brain, researchers have now described how two different types of nerve cells work together in tiny sub-networks to pass on just the right amount and the right kind of sensory information.

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: 2.67

How the brain sorts babble into auditory streams
Known as "the cocktail party problem," the ability of the brain's auditory processing centers to sort a babble of different sounds, like cocktail party chatter, into identifiable individual voices has long been a mystery

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

UCLA researchers show that culture influences brain cells
Brain's mirror neurons swayed by ethnicity and culture

Date: 3 Mar 2008, Rating: 4.00

A pain in the ACC
An emerging theme in systems neurobiology is that even simple forms of memory depend on activity in a broad network of cortical and subcortical brain regions.

Date: 7 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated, 3 pages

Breaking down the barriers: fMRI applications in pain, analgesia and analgesics
This review summarizes functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) findings that have informed our current understanding of pain, analgesia and related phenomena

Date: 6 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated, 10 pages

Vision restoration therapy shown to improve brain activity in brain injured patients
Brain activity demonstrated using fMRI in stroke and other brain injured patients

Date: 5 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

True colors are in the brain of the beholder
Pictures of brain waves that reveal our ability to see colour could provide a new objective way to diagnose and monitor diseases that affect human colour perception.

Date: 5 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

When the music stops, the brain gets going
While music may soothe the savage breast, the brain thrills to the sound of silence.

Date: 5 Sep 2007, Rating: 5.00