Research News

New EIT Health projects in 2018

October 1, 2017

ETH Zurich is a partner in the European EIT Health Consortium. For 2018, three new projects with ETH participation will receive funding by the Consortium. In one of these [...]

Less sleep, more risk taking

October 1, 2017

Insufficient sleep can lead to increased risk-seeking behavior. These results were published by the group led by Prof. Christian Baumann in Annals of Neurology. The authors [...]

Funding for MRI in spinal cord injuries

October 1, 2017

MRI has greatly improved the visualization of changes in the central nervous system, but how do these changes relate to changes in the underlying tissue microstructure? A [...]

Brain stimulation increases honesty

July 2, 2017

Michel Maréchal and Christian Ruff have identified the brain region involved in conflicts between honesty and material self-interest. They could even increase honest [...]

Dopamine’s hidden role

April 2, 2017

Dopamine’s role as a neurotransmitter is well-known. But another role seems to be neuromodulation leading to the reconfiguration of functional brain circuits. Results that [...]

Learning to overcome ADHD

December 9, 2016

Neurofeedback may be used as an alternative or additional treatment for ADHD. Processes underlying this technique are, however, not fully understood. Prof. Daniel Brandeis [...]

The root of schizophrenia

December 9, 2016

According to the dysconnection theory, the root cause of schizophrenia lies in abnormal neuromodulatory regulation of NMDA receptors. In their recently published paper, Klaas [...]

Blood brain barrier is stress-proof

September 10, 2016

The blood brain barrier (BBB) is critical for brain health. Dr. Johannes Bohacek and Martin Roszkowski of the Brain Research Institute wanted to know whether stress could [...]

Noise improves brain performance

September 10, 2016

Adding small amounts of random disturbances to the brain can make a weak visual signal stronger. Research by the group of Prof. Nicole Wenderoth has demonstrated that [...]
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