When we create a memory, a pattern of connections forms between neurons in the brain. New work from UC Davis shows how these connections can be strengthened or weakened at a molecular level.
Our bodies are not just passively growing older.
Offenders should be routinely checked for signs of past head injuries, researchers say.
Study offers evolutionary explanation, could pave way for neurological treatments.
In this study involving a cohort of 101 individuals, researcher Sylvia Villeneuve (Douglas Mental Health University Institute; CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal) shows that the difference between a person’s age and the age of their parent at the onset of the disease is a more important risk factor than their actual age.
Persistent depression may need a different therapeutic approach, results suggest
Female mice infected with two different strains of the flu exhibit changes to the structure and function of the hippocampus that persist for one month after infection
Researchers at the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University have discovered 50 new gene regions that increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. They have also used state-of-the-art information about brain development to accurately pinpoint new genes and biological pathways implicated in this disorder.
Novel olfactory virtual reality system allows researchers to study how smells influence behaviors.
Fluorescent sensor allows imaging of neurons’ electrical communications, without electrodes.
A new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.
Anxiety can help people to remember things, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.
Researchers are shining a light on the darkness of the unconscious brain. Three new studies add to the body of knowledge.
Researchers at the University of Nottingham’s Institute for Aerospace Technology (IAT), together with academic staff from the Bioengineering and Human Factors Research Groups, have demonstrated that facial temperatures, which can be easily measured using a non-invasive thermal camera, are strongly correlated to mental workload.
There’s a cause of dementia that can sometimes be reversed, but it’s often not diagnosed because the symptoms are so similar to those of other disorders. Now researchers say a simple walking test may be able to accurately diagnose the disease.
People who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study.
Seeing the glass as half empty may inspire some people to fill it up.
Neuroscientists from Trinity College Dublin and the University of Rochester have identified a specific brain signal associated with the conversion of speech into understanding.
Three-month-old babies cannot sit up or roll over, yet they are already capable of learning patterns from simply looking at the world around them.