Study reports the MIND diet may help reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and help maintain cognition in older adults.
Providing free or low-cost vision care and eyeglasses to children helped improve academic performance and behavior, researchers report.
A new study links viral infections including mononucleosis and pneumonia experienced during adolescence with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
In the absence of neural activity, BDNF expression can still be activated. The findings shed light on how therapeutic ketamine used has an antidepressant effect and how it works in both the long and short term.
Mice learn 1,000 times faster when faced with unfamiliar environment tasks than when learning simple, yet unnatural tasks.
Using magnetic beads implanted into muscle tissue within the amputated residuum of animals, researchers have created a more precise way to control prosthetic limbs.
The habenula relays external information, such as sight and smell, along with internal states associated with emotion and learning to brain regions that govern adaptive behaviors.
Researchers have successfully replicated an entire, viable glioblastoma brain tumor via 3D bioprinting. The bioprinted tumor includes a complex system of blood vessel-like tubes through which blood cells and drug molecules can flow, simulating a real t…
MIT researchers have developed a new, lightweight robotic hand that provides tactile feedback and is dexterous enough to perform tasks like zipping a suitcase and pouring juice.
Contradicting conventional thought, researchers find neurons associated with processing touch sensations do not simply respond to distinct types of touch. Instead, these neurons respond to many types of touch, and to varying degrees.
Individuals with dark triad personality traits, including narcissism, Machiavellianism, and psychopathy, combined with feeling schadenfreude, taking pleasure from the misfortune of others, are more likely to indulge in internet trolling.
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.
Study confirms stress can accelerate premature graying of hair, but there is hope. Reducing stress helps to restore some of your natural color.
Combining deep learning algorithms with robotic engineering, researchers have developed a new robot able to combine vision and touch.
While commonly implicated in long-term memory, researchers report the hippocampus plays a critical role in short-term memory and decision making.
Giving up the theory that consciousness is like a “ghost in the machine” to focus on the neurobiology of brain mechanisms behind conscious awareness is an essential step to better understand the human mind, researchers argue.
Applying AI technology, researchers teach a robot to make appropriate reactive human facial expressions. Scientists say this could help build trust between humans and the humanoid robots they interact with.
Virginia Tech researchers have received a grant to deploy a new brain imaging technology called optically pumped magnetometry which can assist with studying the nuances of social interactions.
Help may be at hand to assist those with trichotillomania from pulling their hair. A new glove sensor has been developed by students that tracks hand motion and flexing, relaying the information to a smartphone app. The glove is able to sense when a ha…
Over the years, many people have reported their pets can communicate with them. There are numerous videos online “demonstrating” animal communication. Researchers investigate whether our pets really can understand what we are saying and communicate bac…