Researchers report improvement in mood, behaviors, and cognition in older adults with dementia, thanks to the aid of a robotic furry companion.
People who experienced sexual abuse or suffer from PTSD have reduced connectivity in the ventral and dorsal attention network (VAN-DAN network) compared to those with no history of abuse or PTSD.
Do you experience frequent episodes of burning or tingling in your feet? You may be suffering from small fiber neuropathy, researchers report.
A new study aims to assess the usefulness of a new technology that could speed up and enhance the clearing of metabolic waste via the glymphatic system as a person sleeps.
Genetic risk factors for certain mental health disorders may impact people’s decisions regarding whether to live in urban areas or rural areas, a new study reports.
Early exposure to language, whether it’s vocalized or sign language, assists with normal brain development in children, researchers report.
A new study reveals there may be a common underlying genetic basis underlying a person’s disapproval of non-committal sexual behaviors and condemnation of recreational drug use. Findings shed light on how heredity may relate to some of our deepest mora…
Matching the location of a face to the speech sounds a person is producing significantly increases our ability to understand them, especially in noisy environments.
A majority of Parkinson’s patients report a diminished sense of smell, which starts to occur a number of years before the onset of other symptoms. Researchers are exploring whether scent-processing neurons which connect the nose to the brain may play a…
Researchers have created the first body map of sensations experienced during hallucinations in people not experiencing psychosis.
Insufficient sleep can negatively affect walking, specifically how we control stride and gait. Those who experienced a lack of sleep demonstrated less control when they walked.
Increased levels of dopamine release in the basolateral amygdala as a result of stressful situations during infancy could lead to lasting behavioral issues and social difficulties, a new study reports.
Research of lemurs sheds light on the evolutionary origins of musicality in humans.
Contrary to popular myths on stereotypes, women are not more emotional than men, researchers report. A new study reveals men’s emotions fluctuate just as much as women’s do.
A new study reveals the mechanisms by which neurons and astrocytes work together to form synapses.
A new mouse study reveals the impact of air pollution on male fertility. Researchers report air pollution reduces sperm count in mice by inducing inflammation in specific brain areas.
Bach1, a protein that blocks the expression of genes associated with neuroprotection, has been implicated in Parkison’s disease. Researchers say blocking Bach1 slows the deterioration of brain cells in preclinical models of Parkinson’s disease.
Older adults who studied to learn a new language showed similar improvements in critical cognitive skills as those who used brain training apps to stay sharp.
Artificial intelligence sheds new light on how the brain processes language. Researchers report the human brain may use next word prediction to drive language processing.
Researchers explore the history and cultural impact of superstitions, shedding new light on why people continue to believe the unbelievable.