Columbia researchers have identified a way in which to determine if a patient with MCI may respond to cholinesterase inhibitors.
Optogenetics research reveals brain circuits critical for alertness.
Researchers discover physical activity has an influence on brain metabolism, preventing an increase in choline. A new Translational Psychiatry report suggests physical exercise may help protect neurons and reduce symptoms of dementia in older people.
In lower mammals, the iris may sense light and cause the pupils to constrict without involving the brain, a new study reports.
Researchers have discovered a new signaling pathway that connects NMDAR and alpha 7 acetylcholine nicotinic receptors, both implicated in memory and learning. Findings could help develop new treatments for schizophrenia.
Even prior to pregnancy, a mother's exposure to second hand smoke can have implications for the brain development of her offspring, including damage to areas of the brain associated with emotion, memory and learning.
A new study opens the door for new treatments to help treat obesity and other eating disorders.
According to researchers, traumatic memories are strengthened by an increased release of acetylcholine in the amygdala. Decreasing acetylcholine signaling during traumatic experience helped wipe out memory.