Buzzed flies reveal important step to intoxication

The alcohol in beverages acts much like an anesthetic. It creates a hyper ‘buzzed’ feeling first, and then sedation. But how? It turns out there is an important intermediate step that wasn’t previously known. As New Year’s Eve approaches, many people will experience the familiar buzz that comes from imbibing a favorite cocktail or glass … More Buzzed flies reveal important step to intoxication

How the brain enables us to rapidly focus attention

Researchers have discovered a key mechanism in the brain that may underlie our ability to rapidly focus attention. Our brains are continuously bombarded with information from the senses, yet our level of vigilance to such input varies, allowing us to selectively focus on one conversation and not another. University of Queensland researchers have discovered a … More How the brain enables us to rapidly focus attention