Research News

Less sleep, more risk taking

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 warn of the consequences chronic sleep restriction may have […]

Research News

Funding for MRI in spinal cord injuries

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 European Research Area Network (ERA-NET) funded project coordinated […]

Research News

Brain stimulation increases honesty

Michel Maréchal and Christian Ruff have identified the brain region involved in conflicts between honesty and material self-interest. They could even increase honest behavior using non-invasive brain stimulation. The results are published in the April […]

Research News

Dopamine’s hidden role

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 support this hypothesis are described in a new paper by Prof. […]

Research News

Translational models of psychiatric disease

The group of Prof. Christopher Pryce, Center for Psychiatric Research, University of Zurich, and CNS Diseases Research, Boehringer Ingelheim (BI), Biberach, have established a new collaboration for the study of mouse models of major psychiatric […]

Research News

Learning to overcome ADHD

Neurofeedback may be used as an alternative or additional treatment for ADHD. Processes underlying this technique are, however, not fully understood. Prof. Daniel Brandeis and colleagues investigated effects of neurofeedback in ADHD patients using fMRI […]

Research News

The root of schizophrenia

According to the dysconnection theory, the root cause of schizophrenia lies in abnormal neuromodulatory regulation of NMDA receptors. In their recently published paper, Klaas Enno Stephan and colleagues check whether new scientific data support the […]

Research News

Noise improves brain performance

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 transcranial random noise stimulation can enhance sensory perception. […]

Research News

New projects with UCL Neuroscience

Within the partnership of ZNZ with UCL Neuroscience regular calls for joint seed projects are launched. Seed projects and workshops should pave the way for larger collaborations between the two partners. In the third round, […]