Drugs that increase signaling of Sonic Hedgehog (Shh) can help suppress the involuntary movements associated with dopamine replacement therapy for those with Parkinson’s disease.
Recurrent neural networks within the human frontal cortex may be responsible for decision making, language, and movement, researchers report.
The way in which an infant visually examines an object may predict a later autism diagnosis, researchers say. Unusual visual inspection of items at 9 months was a strong predictor of an ASD diagnosis later in childhood.
By the age of 24, children born to mothers who suffered from depression during pregnancy or postpartum depression scored three points higher for depression scores than those whose mothers did not suffer from depression.
Schizophrenia itself is associated with loss of excitation, but hallucinations and other symptoms of the disorder are caused by a loss of synaptic inhibition.
Dopamine-controlled fan cells in the lateral entorhinal cortex are required for the formation of associative memories.
Two new intranasal drugs slow inflammation and stop the spread of alpha-synuclein in mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. The drug also improved gait and balance in the animals. If the results are able to be replicated in humans, researchers say the dr…
Greater radiodensity of perivascular adipose tissue in women during midlife was associated with decreased working memory performance later in life.
Microglia immune cells can join together to form networks when needed, a new study reports. However, certain mutations associated with Parkinson’s disease can impair this process.
Researchers discovered people with a specific variant of the oxytocin receptor gene OXTR follow more people on Instagram. However, there no evidence was found to suggest gene-environment interactions influence online sociability.
Mouse study reveals chronic stress affects neurogenesis in the dentate gyrus.
Brain activity during conscious wakefulness presents large integrated and dynamic network modules which fragment during sleep.
Study reports the MIND diet may help reduce a person’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and help maintain cognition in older adults.
Study reveals a direct link between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and improved cognitive function.
Toxoplasma exposure can increase the likelihood of developing psychosis in those with risk factors for mental health disorders, a new study reports.
Higher glucose levels detected by a two-hour glucose test were an accurate predictor of poorer performance in tests of episodic memory ten years later.
The olfactory system works in combination with the brain’s reward and aversion systems in both learning and memory formation.
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.
First of a kind study reveals the causal relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption, exercise, and happiness, rather than a generalized correlation.
When faced with having to distinguish similar pairs of meanings, speakers adjust their colexification preference to maintain efficient communication.