A team of scientists from Newcastle University has unfolded new secrets of human brain. The team revealed what goes in brain while handling information.
A recently published report in ‘Neuron’ reveals the activity of brain chemicals that help us to deal with relevant information. The team funded by Wellcome Trust and BBSRC shared that we improve out intelligence and perceptual abilities by altering the way how neurons respond to external stimuli.
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The scientists said that these changes affect the strength and working of neurons as well as increases the accuracy of brain’s reaction or response over particular information.
The team revealed that the glutamate coupling to NMDA receptors worked to affect the quality and accuracy of a response. The study was made on a primate model to differentiate different mechanisms of brain at the receptor level.
Alex Thiele, Professor of Visual Neuroscience said, “When you communicate with others, you can make yourself better heard by speaking louder or by speaking more clearly. Neurons appear to do similar things when we're paying attention. They send their message more intensely to their partners, which compares to speaking louder. But more importantly, they also increase the fidelity of their message, which compares to speaking more clearly.”
"Our earlier work has shown that attention is able to affect the intensity of responses, in effect the loudness, by means of the brain chemical acetylcholine. Now we have shown that the fidelity of the response is altered by a different brain chemical system."
The research had the foundation of their earlier studies and brought up huge revelations about how human work deals with different type of information. Obviously, it can be an order, thoughts, an emotional or unemotional subject and it is really wonderful how brain chemicals and electrical charges alter to process a feedback. This research is expected to be a great step into diagnosing and understanding brain disorders and illness like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (an attention disorder prone of children as well as adults) and finding better treatments for such disorders.
How brain reacts when we focus and concentrate: The mystery of Human brain revealed, says ‘Neuron’. Reviewed by Ank Arya on 14:04:00 Rating: