Rare variants of the autism-associated ANK2 gene alter the architecture and organization of neurons, potentially contributing to autism and neurodevelopmental comorbidities.
Entrainment can safely manipulate brain waves to induce improvements in memory, a new study reveals.
Findings suggest people with moderate Alzheimer’s disease perform better at daily tasks when surrounded by their usual clutter.
A class of drugs called BACE1 inhibitors, originally designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease, shows potential for the treatment of glioblastoma brain cancer.
White matter hyperintensities were more common in athletes who played more contact sports or had more head injuries and concussions during their sporting careers.
People from cultures that frequently engage in conflicts with other cultures tend to play more cooperative games than competitive ones. However, in cultures where there are frequent conflicts within their own communities, there is a greater tendency to…
A species of gut bacteria called Lactobacillus apis has been linked to enhanced memory and cognition in bumblebees.
Researchers have identified a flexible mechanism of visual information representation that alters in correlation to visual contrasts.
New artificial intelligence technology reveals previously unknown cell components. The findings may shed new light on human development and diseases.
Study identifies a significant way in which a disrupted circadian clock drives inflammation in the body’s immune cells.
A new mathematical model explains how the brain has the ability to continuously acquire new skills, specifically movement-based skills, without forgetting or degrading old ones. The theory, dubbed COIN, suggests identifying current context is key to le…
Psilocybin can restore mGluR2 levels in the prefrontal cortex, and this leads to a reduced risk of relapse for those with alcohol use disorder.
Microdosing psychedelics like LSD and psilocybin alleviates symptoms of depression and anxiety while improving feelings of wellbeing.
A new study links a propensity to binge-watch TV shows with personality traits. Researchers found those who lack impulse control and emotional clarity are most likely to binge-watch a television series.
Persistency allows value signals to be most efficiently coded across the brain, specifically in the retrosplenial cortex.
Brain flow occurs when a person participates in an activity that is engaging enough to involve someone to a point of barely being distracted, but not so difficult that the task becomes frustrating. Flow, researchers say, requires high levels of attention.
Older adults who continue to perform household chores have better cognition, attention span, and physical strength compared to those who no longer do their own home keeping chores. Housework in older adults was also linked to a decreased risk of falls.
Combining deep-brain stimulation with intracranial EEG, researchers achieved an individualized understanding of specific brain networks that contributed to an individual’s depression symptoms and identified stimulation patterns best suited to each pati…
Inadequate sleep can harm brain organization in early adolescence, researchers report. The disorganization can have an impact on cognitive processes, including attention, memory, emotional regulation, and controlling behaviors.
A new study reveals the complex architecture of a decision-making circuit in the brains of C. elegans that prompts them to forage for food or stop once a source has been found.