A significant number of people report feeling anxious when they hear their phones ring. Researchers explore why so many people experience phone call anxiety and address how to limit anxious reactions.
Transcranial photobiomodulation (tPBM), a laser therapy delivered to the right prefrontal cortex appears to improve short-term memory in both human and animal models. The therapy, which is non-invasive and has no side effects, could help treat those with short-term memory deficits.
Ketamine alters neural activity in the cerebral cortex, silencing normally active neurons and activating neurons that are normally inactive. The ketamine activity-induced "switch" in brain regions associated with depression may help explain its treatment effects.
Glutamate neurons in the ventral tegmental area play a key role in the underlying impact of stressors. Silencing the neurons made the brain more resilient to stress.
Those who report trouble sleeping are at increased risk of poor cardiometabolic health problems which can lead to type 2 diabetes.
Consuming one ounce of peanuts or adding one teaspoon of herbs and spices to your daily diet has a positive impact on the health of your gut bacteria and improves immune function.
Empathy is induced by synchronized neural oscillations in the right hemisphere of the brain, a new mouse study reveals.
A simple act such as rubbing your temples when you have a headache can help to alleviate pain. Researchers say this is because pain-responsive neurons in the brain quiet down when these neurons also receive touch input.
Pregnant women who participated in group wellness classes for eight weeks were half as likely to suffer depression eight years later compared to women who did not attend the classes.
Researchers induced non-neural cells that mimic ganglion cells in the eyes of mice, effectively reducing the impact of certain eye diseases. They hope to next replicate their technique in humans in order to help restore vision lost due to eye diseases.
Multiple sclerosis patients treated with dimethyl fumarate (Tecfidera) showed a reduced proportion of pro-inflammatory types of gut bacteria and an increased growth of "good" bacteria after three months of treatment.
Adding to previous research on the gut-brain axis link to Parkinson's disease, researchers discovered the gut microbiome is involved with multiple pathways in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's.