Just one protein situated on the synapse can profoundly alter how some neurons communicate and implement plasticity.
Neurons in deep layers of the brain’s cortex are the first to decipher which side of a visual border is an object and which side is the background.
A once-weekly three-minute exposure to long-wave deep red light activates mitochondria in the retina, helping to naturally boost declining vision.
People with untreated depression have lower levels of mitochondrial proteins. For those who responded to the SSRI antidepressants, the proteins returned to a normal level, but showed no increase in those who did not respond to medication.
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.
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.
Study identifies a significant way in which a disrupted circadian clock drives inflammation in the body’s immune cells.
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.
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.
Researchers describe how specific facial features distinguish a child’s face from an adult’s face. The findings may help new technologies to quickly determine if children are depicted in indecent images.
Specialized brain cells associated with the neural process of learning in songbirds bear a striking resemblance to neurons associated with the development of fine motor control in humans.
The “background noise” in the brain disrupts long-memory signals by neurons. This noise interrupts the consistent rhythm of long-memory alpha wave signals in people experiencing identity confusion.
Findings shed light on repulsion, or why the brain treats similar environments as though they are more different than a pair of environments that have nothing in common.
The extracts of certain plants long used by Native Americans as topical analgesics activate the KCNQ2/3 potassium channel. The compounds provide pain relief and prevent diarrhea.