According to a new study, alcohol consumption alters the function of medium spiny neurons in the dorsomedial striatum.
A new study reports shortening the school week to four days has a positive impact on academic achievement in math for elementary aged children.
Researchers have developed a light-sensitive switch that regulates a protein implicated in synaptic plasticity. The researchers believe the photoswitch could help shed light on learning, memory and neurodegeneration.
Researchers discover accumulations of fatty acids in the brains of patients who have died from Alzheimer's disease. They propose the accumulation could accelerate the disease.
A new study reports that in blind children, a region of the brain that normally involved in visual processing can be remodeled to process language.
A new study reports New Caldonian crows embark in social learning.
A new study reports modafilnil, a drug developed to treat narcolepsy and often touted as a 'smart drug', actually does provide cognitive benefits, at least for a particular subset of skills.
Researchers have identified a mechanism which triggers the disruption in the brain's communication channels that occurs in schizophrenia.
A new study reports that in behavioral tests, PDE4B inhibited mice showed enhanced cognitive abilities. The findings could help researchers develop new treatments for cognitive disorders.
A new study reports gorillas can learn to control vocalization and breathing patterns which are not typical of their natural repertoire.
According to a new study, familiarity plays a crucial role in memory and learning.
Researchers have identified a novel neural network which processes incoming information based on whether it’s something we’ve experienced previously or not.