Researchers link the inflammation associated with chronic sinus infections to alterations in brain activity in networks that govern cognition, external stimuli, and introspection. The findings shed light on why people suffering from sinus infections often report poor concentration and other short-term cognitive problems.
Writing by hand increases brain activity in recall tasks over taking notes on a tablet or smartphone. Additionally, those who write by hand on paper are 25% quicker at note-taking tasks than those who use digital technology.
Higher activity in the anterior prefrontal cortex was associated with more resilience to the effects of post-traumatic stress.
A new mathematical approach is able to predict the severity of autism traits from brain activity data.
Study reveals the mechanisms behind distinct patterns of electrical activity in neuron groups that accompany the onset of seizures.
Using transcranial alternating current stimulation, researchers were able to influence the activity of specific brain areas and manipulate the abilities processed by them. Findings suggest tACS could be used to improve, direct, and attenuate the flow of information in the brain.
Oral contraceptive use is associated with blunted stress response and brain activity differences during working memory tasks in women who started using birth control during puberty. Early adulthood exposure to oral contraceptives was linked to significant structural changes in brain areas associated with memory and emotional processing.
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Researchers combine machine learning, EEG, and new functional imaging technology to dynamically map a neural signal's source and underlying brain networks.
Higher similarity in brain activity was noted while students watched educational clips they ranked as most appealing. The findings could help content creators to use neuroscience data in the creation of strong educational materials.