Nursing home residents with dementia who under went personalized music therapy showed behavioral improvements and were more likely to discontinue using anti anxiety medications, a new study reports.
Reward does not improve visual perception learning unless it is followed by a good night's sleep.
Female mice who experienced early life stress developed problems and had fewer neurons in areas of the brain responsible for regulating emotions and making sense of rules, researchers report.
Researchers have developed a wireless neural interface that bypasses the spinal cord and restores intentional walking movement to a primate's paralyzed leg.
Unexpected rewards boost memories of specific events. The findings may have implications for treating memory problems associated with depression.
A distinct fast-spiking interneuron subtype mediates perceptually relevant brain oscillations, independently of local field potential and sensory drive.
For politically polarized people, their brain activity syncs up with like-minded people who share their political ideologies to perceive information in the same way. However, and regardless of political affiliation, those with personality traits linked to intolerance, and who were less tolerant of daily uncertainty, had more polarized brain responses than those who were more tolerant to uncertainty.
During non-REM sleep, visual areas of the brain exhibit an excitation/inhibition balance indicative of increased plasticity. REM sleep appears to be essential for people to reap the benefits of the increased plasticity that occurs during NREM sleep.