From helping to protect against certain cancers and neurodegenerative diseases to causing anxiety and insomnia, researchers investigate how coffee affects the brain, body, and overall health.
Researchers report a single instance of binge drinking could alter a gene associated with sleep regulation.
According to researchers, the nucleus accumbens, an area of the brain associated with pleasure and motivation, can also promote sleep. Researchers believe the findings might help answer why we often fall asleep when we are bored.
Researchers report caffeinated drinks reduce our ability to taste just how sweet something is. Ironically, this makes us crave sweet tastes more.
A new study reveals animals injected with caffeine during the last 10 minutes of exposure to general anesthetic woke more quickly than those injected with saline solution. Waking times became significantly quicker with higher doses of caffeine.
Using mouse models, researchers restricted a key chemical messenger to extend efficient auditory learning until much later in life. Disrupting adenosine signaling in the auditory thalamus allowed researchers to extend the window for auditory learning well into adulthood and far beyond the current critical period.
Researchers reveal that without sleep, memory consolidation may not occur sufficiently.
Researchers report Rolofylline could help alleviate learning and memory problems associated with aggregating Tau proteins.
According to researchers, REM sleep is suppressed by adenosine acting on a specific type of subreceptor in the olfactory bulb.
The brain's naturally made melatonin contributes to falling and staying asleep.