A new algorithm uses neuroimaging data of amyloid levels in the brain and takes into account a person’s age to determine when a person with genetic Alzheimer’s risk factors, and with no signs of cognitive decline, will develop the disease.
Study reports a significant number of people with Parkinson’s disease have precise deficits when learning from instructions. Researchers say the problems are associated with differences in brain function.
Researchers reveal the neurobiological basis of why we often find it more difficult to find the right words as we age.
Whether you hug to show affection to comfort a loved one in pain, researchers explore the neuroscience of why a cuddle feels so good.
Thirty years ago, Robin Dunbar theorized humans can maintain a friendship group of 150 people, with five intimate friendships. Despite many attempts to challenge the theory, Dunbar’s Number has stood the test of time. Backed by neuroscience and statist…
Cryogenic-electron microscopy allowed researchers to determine the basic building blocks of prion proteins, including the placements of their amino acids.
Self-reported engagement in the narrative of a TV show synchronizes across people at the same points in the storyline. The synchronization was driven by the emotional content of the narrative. Neuroimaging reflected the similarities in brain activity s…
Eight weeks of meditation training enhanced brain connectivity between the default mode network and the dorsal attention network, allowing participants to quickly switch between mind wandering states and focused attention.
Neuroimaging allowed researchers to make some key discoveries about the developing brain. The study revealed male children had overall greater brain volume, but the size of specific brain structures did not differ between sexes, nor did cognitive abili…
The structure of SuperAgers’ brains and the connectivity of their neural networks more closely resembles the brains of younger adults, a neuroimaging study reveals.
Neurochemistry may dictate our choices for certain kinds of food, even when we believe we are making a conscious choice in what to eat.
Physical exercise was associated with more efficiently organized, robust, and flexible networks in the preteen brain.
Neuroimaging study reveals abnormalities in memory replay in those with schizophrenia.
Cognitive flexibility, an ability to switch between different concepts, or adapt behavior to achieve goals in a novel or changing environment, is a key player in both learning and creativity.
Flavored e-cigarette tobacco engages the taste system, while non-flavored vaped nicotine triggers the brain’s reward system in a similar way observed when people smoke traditional cigarettes.
Self-reported cognitive decline was associated with altered functional connectivity in the hippocampus and dorsal anterior insular, a new study reports.
Activity in the dorsal mid insular could drive different interpretations in bodily sensations in those with mental health disorders like depression, anorexia, and panic disorders.
Vulnerable children who received emotionally supportive and stimulating learning in the first five years of life had significant changes in brain structure during mid-life.
Diffuse optical localization imaging (DOLI) is a newly developed fluorescence microscopy technique that allows for high-resolution imaging of microcirculation in a non-invasive manner.
Alterations in the local network of specific brain regions can predict the progression of epilepsy, and determine whether surgery is a viable option for the patient.