Study investigates role played by brain in prosocial behavior
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  May 29, 2018  
  Neurology / Neuroscience  
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 Study investigates role played by brain in prosocial behaviorStudy investigates role played by brain in prosocial behavior
 
Helping other people in need is a foundation of our society. It is intuitive to believe that we help others because we empathically share their pain. Neuroscience shows that when we see somebody in pain our brain activates tactile and emotional regions as if we ourselves were in pain.
 
 

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   Scientists successfully transfer memory of one animal to anotherScientists successfully transfer memory of one animal to another
 
UCLA neuroscience researchers have successfully transferred the memory of one animal to another via injections of RNA. This futuristic study has made possible hopes for similar transfers among higher animals too including humans.
 
   Study shows link between better diet quality and larger brain volumeStudy shows link between better diet quality and larger brain volume
 
People who eat a diet rich in vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish may have bigger brains, according to a study published in the May 16, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
 
 Study uncovers mechanism underlying brain malformation linked to severe epilepsy
 
Study uncovers mechanism underlying brain malformation linked to severe epilepsyOne of the most frequent causes of drug-resistant epilepsy, considered a difficult disease to control, is a brain malformation known as focal cortical dysplasia.
 
 
 Neurologists identify new type of vertigo
 
Neurologists identify new type of vertigoNeurologists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, according to a study published in the May 23, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
 
 
 Slower rates of stimulation may be more effective in brain therapy, suggests research
 
Slower rates of stimulation may be more effective in brain therapy, suggests researchOne of the promising non-invasive brain therapeutic methods is the repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation. During such a procedure, a magnetic coil is placed near the head of the patient and a magnetic pulse is transmitted to a specific damaged region of the brain.
 
 
 Study identifies neurons involved in control of aggression
 
Study identifies neurons involved in control of aggressionResearchers from the Karolinska Insitutet in Sweden have made a new discovery about the biological mechanism underlying aggressive behavior. In a study of mice, they identified a group of brain cells that can be linked to aggressive behavior and manipulated to control the aggression response.