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A recent study investigated the impact of 6-MSITC, a compound found in wasabi, on cognitive functions in older adults. Over 12 weeks, participants took either a 6-MSITC supplement or a placebo.
Researchers developed a small molecule drug showing potential as a new treatment for multiple sclerosis (MS). This research focuses on targeting the glutamate system rather than the immune system, differing from existing MS therapies.

Neurology news articles cover neurology, brain cancer, traumatic brain injuries, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, brain research and neurological disorders.

Researchers discovered a potential link between lower levels of serotonin, the "happiness" chemical, and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which could advance our understanding of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). Their study indicates that individuals with MCI have significantly reduced serotonin transporter levels, a factor that might contribute to memory problems and potentially AD.
A new study reveals that cocoa extract supplements, rich in flavanols, may benefit cognitive functions in older adults with lower-quality diets. The study involved 573 participants and found no overall cognitive benefits from daily cocoa extract supplementation.
A new study highlights the efficacy of light therapy in enhancing sleep and reducing psycho-behavioral symptoms in Alzheimer’s patients. This non-pharmacological treatment, targeting the brain's sleep modulator, shows significant promise in mitigating apathetic and depressive behaviors, agitation, and aggression commonly associated with Alzheimer’s cognitive decline.

AI news articles cover science articles about artificial intelligence including ChatGPT, Bard, Dalle, neural networks, machine learning, LLMs, AGI and other AI related topics.

A new study reveals a significant vulnerability in large language models (LLMs) like ChatGPT: they can be easily misled by incorrect human arguments. Researchers engaged ChatGPT in debate-like scenarios, finding that it often accepted invalid user arguments and abandoned correct responses, even apologizing for its initially correct answers.
Researchers advanced brain imaging and machine learning to uncover altered functional brain connectivity in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), acknowledging the diversity within the disorder. The research distinguishes between shared and individual-specific connectivity patterns in ASD, revealing both common and unique brain alterations.
Researchers developed an AI-based method to track neurons in moving and deforming animals, a significant advancement in neuroscience research. This convolutional neural network (CNN) method overcomes the challenge of tracking brain activity in organisms like worms, whose bodies constantly change shape.

Science research articles cover psychology, depression, mental health, schizophrenia, mental disorders, happiness, stress, PTSD, autism, psychiatry and therapy.

Maternal inflammation risk factors may be associated with dysregulation in children, encompassing attention, anxiety, depression, and aggression. Researchers observed that children born to mothers with prenatal infections, or who were overweight, less educated, or smoked during pregnancy, had a higher likelihood of dysregulation.

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While optimism is often celebrated, a new study reveals that excessive optimism can lead to poor decision-making, particularly in financial matters. The research shows that individuals with high cognitive ability tend to be more realistic and pessimistic in their future expectations, while those with lower cognitive ability lean towards excessive optimism.
A new study reveals insights into how general anesthesia affects consciousness and sensory perception. Using animal models, researchers found that while propofol anesthesia allows sensory information to reach the brain, it disrupts the spread of signals across the cortex.
Recent research proposes that fermentation, rather than cooking, was the crucial dietary change that enabled the significant growth of the human brain. The researchers argue that pre-digested, fermented foods provided more accessible nourishment, bridging the gap between the evolution of larger brains and the later advent of cooking.