Sleep reduces the brain’s predictive ability
03.03.2015 - Communiqué
A study carried out at NeuroSpin (French Atomic Energy Commission [CEA]/Inserm) has shown that even though sounds continue to penetrate the auditory cortex, sleep disrupts the brain’s ability to anticipate them ...
VEGF-C, an indispensable growth factor for producing new neurons
27.02.2015 - Communiqué
Research studies bringing together Inserm, CNRS and Université de Pierre et Marie Curie researchers from the Brain and Spinal Cord Institute in collaboration with a team from the Yale Cardiovascular Research Center, have demonstrated the importance of factor VEGF-C in the activation ...
Brain and spatial attention: Can the left hemisphere compensate for a lesion in the right hemisphere?
23.01.2015 - Communiqué
Dr Paolo Bartolomeo and his collaborators have published the results of their research on “unilateral spatial neglect,” also known by the term “hemineglect,” in the journal Brain. ...
Stroke (CVA) in young adults: discovery of a susceptibility gene associated with bleeding of the cervical arteries
24.11.2014 - Communiqué
Researchers from the joint research unit “Public health and molecular epidemiology of aging related diseases” (Inserm/Institut Pasteur Lille/Université Lille 2), in collaboration with Lille Regional University Hospital (CHRU), have discovered a susceptibility gene involved in this major cause of stroke (cerebrovascular accident) ...
A means for autistic people to restore correct interpretation of sensory information
10.11.2014 - Communiqué
In autistic children, information coming from the 5 senses - touch, hearing, sight or other stimuli - are not correctly interpreted in the brain, leading to inappropriate behaviour and sometimes uncontrollable reactions. Inserm researchers led by Andréas Frick in Inserm Unit 862 ...
Repeated episodes of depression: what are the effects on the brain?
13.10.2014 - Communiqué
Depression is not an ordinary case of the blues—it causes lasting changes to the intellectual functions unless it is managed. According to the results of a study carried out by Philip Gorwood (Inserm Unit 894, “Psychiatry and Neurosciences Center”, Mental and Brain ...