According to researchers, people with diabetes may be at increased risk of suffering from depression as a result of biological problems in regulating sugar levels that influence emotional response in the brain. Using EEG, researchers discovered those with higher levels of insulin resistance showed greater response to negative images.
Researchers use holographic projection into the brain to activate and suppress neurons. The technology has the ability to copy real patterns of brain activity and trick the brain into perceiving sensory information. The technology could have implications for the development of new prosthetics and brain implants.
A new study may provide key insights into the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report people with higher levels of amyloid beta showed less activity in brain areas associated with working memory when engaged in cognitively demanding tasks.
A new study using piglets shows prebiotics used in baby formula can enhance memory and learning, as well as altering brain chemistry.
Physicists report their findings about neurons and brain activity goes against conventional belief and could call into question thousands of scientific studies. They also believe their findings could impact new research into the origins of neurodegenerative diseases.
Researchers report distinctive alterations in brain activity in college students who binge drink. The findings suggest binge drinking can impact brain development and the altered activity may indicate early signs of brain damage.
A large scale SPECT imaging study reveals women's brains are significantly more active in more regions than males, including the prefronal cortex and limbic areas. Visual and areas associated with coordination were more active in males, researchers noted.
A new study sheds light on how neurons in the motor cortex communicate with muscles and drive motion. Using optogenetics, the researchers discovered the motor cortex communicates with muscles differently, depending on the type of movement an animal makes.
Researchers report they can use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts. Their findings suggest the building blocks for complex human thoughts are not word based, but formed by the brain's sub systems. The study provides evidence that the neural dimensions of concept representation are universal across people and languages.