People who were avid gamers during childhood performed better at working memory tasks, even if they no longer played than their non-gaming peers.
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Researchers present a new theory which states, following amputation, the neural circuitry connected to the missing limb becomes entangled with other neural networks, specifically ones responsible for pain perception.
Researchers report alpha 7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors enhance communication between the hippocampus and frontal cortex, where as a4b7 nicotinic receptors decrease the communication. The findings may have implications for the way stimulation of acetylcholine can be used to treat dementia.
Histamine could be the cause of loss of hypocretin cells in narcolepsy sufferers, a new study suggests.
Astrocytes help transition the brain from a highly plastic state to one that is more stable.
According to researchers, starting to exercise early in life can alter gut microbes for the better, promoting healthier brain and metabolic activity throughout the course of a lifetime.
DARPA's SUBNETS program includes two complementary research pathways that emphasize neural plasticity and single-neuron recording.
Reconstituting the amount of chondroitin 6-sulphate to perineuronal nets completely restored memory and brain plasticity in aging mice to a similar level as seen in younger animals, a new study reports. The findings could lead to new therapies to restore age-related memory loss in older humans.