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Press release list of thematic 'Neurosciences, cognitive sciences, neurology and psychiatry'



How does light affect our brain's perdormance ?

March 11 2014

Who would have thought that our brains are better equipped to process cognitive tasks if we are exposed to light several hours beforehand? Researchers in Inserm Unit 846 “Stem Cells and Brain” and the Cyclotron Research Centre at the University of...
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Why does the brain remember dreams?

February 12 2014

Some people recall a dream every morning, whereas others rarely recall one. A team led by Perrine Ruby, an Inserm Research Fellow at the Lyon Neuroscience Research Center (Inserm/CNRS/Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1), has studied the brain activi...
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Mechanism elucidated: how smell perception influences food intake

February 10 2014

A research team led by Giovanni Marsicano, a Inserm Research Director at Unit 862 (NeuroCentre Magendie, Bordeaux), has succeeded in elucidating how the endocannabinoid system controls food intake through its effects on the perception of smells. T...
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Autism: birth hormone may control the expression of the syndrome in animals

February 06 2014

The scientific community agrees that autism has its origins in early life—foetal and/or postnatal. The team led by Yehezkel Ben-Ari, Inserm Emeritus Research Director at the Mediterranean Institute of Neurobiology (INMED), has made a breakthrough...
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Molecule discovered that protects the brain from cannabis intoxication

January 03 2014

Two Inserm research teams led by Pier Vincenzo Piazza and Giovanni Marsicano (Inserm Unit 862 “Neurocentre Magendie” in Bordeaux) recently discovered that pregnenolone, a molecule produced by the brain, acts as a natural defence mechanism against...
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