Frequent moderate to vigorous exercise is linked to better cognition and brain power during middle age. This intensity level was associated with better working memory and mental processes. Reducing the intensity to lower intensity or sedentary behavior for 6-7 minutes per day was associated with poorer cognitive performance.
Injecting the brain molecule into mouse models of multiple sclerosis increased the number of oligodendrocytes. The findings suggest fractalkine may help to slow the progression, or potentially halt multiple sclerosis.
Anhedonia and depression arise when POMC neurons in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus become hyperactive as a result of chronic stress. Reducing the activity also reduces feelings of depression and loss of pleasure.
Many say reading a good book can help us to process complex emotions, but is that really the case? Researchers investigate how cathartic reading can be.
While pet dogs and pet pigs pay their owners a similar amount of attention, when it comes to pointing to the location of an out-of-range treat, only dogs direct their owner's attention to the location. Findings suggest directing human attention to an interesting location is not ubiquitous in domesticated animals.
When teaching a child to read, giving them challenges individually adapted to their levels is most effective.
Researchers say a gene found in many centenarians can reverse the biological age of the heart by ten years. The findings offer a potential target for patients with heart failure.
People who experience trauma and abuse during childhood are more likely to engage in civic environmental activities and green behaviors later in life, a new study reports.
A newly developed pop-up electrode device can assist with 3D brain mapping by gathering in-depth information about individual neurons and their interactions while limiting the potential of damaging brain tissue.