Neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin have generated mutant worms that do not get intoxicated by alcohol, a result that could lead to new drugs to treat the symptoms of people going through alcohol withdrawal.
Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity called gamma waves, report neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin.
A new study correlating brain activity with how people make decisions suggests that when individuals engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or unsafe sex, it's probably not because their brains' desire systems are too active, but because their self-control systems are not active enough.
The painful, potentially deadly stings of bark scorpions are nothing more than a slight nuisance to grasshopper mice, which voraciously kill and consume their prey with ease. When stung, the mice briefly lick their paws and move in again for the kill.
Yasuní National Park in Ecuador, which is one of the most biodiverse places on this planet, has been opened up for oil exploration.
Social isolation during a key period of adolescence increases vulnerability to addiction as well as the difficulty of extinguishing it.
Alison Preston, of the Center for Learning and Memory, shows that when humans learn, their brains relate new information with past experiences to derive new knowledge.
Researchers have received a $3.3 million to develop medication to treat alcoholism and drug addiction that could target individual genes or brain signaling systems.
An essential component of animal nervous systems—sodium channels—evolved prior to the evolution of those systems, researchers from The University of Texas at Austin have discovered.