Researchers believe their findings could provide new insights into personalized medicine and treatments for specific disorders.
Anthracycline based chemotherapies could have greater negative effects on cognition than nonanthracycline treatments for breast cancer survivors, a new study reports.
A new study reports the locus coeruleus, an area of the brain essential for maintaining cognitive function, is vulnerable to toxins and infections. This brain area appears to be the first place affected by late onset Alzheimer's.
High resolution imaging reveals the human cerebellum is 80% of the area of the cortex. The findings indicate this area of the brain likely grew larger as human behavior and cognition evolved.
MicroRNA-132 regulates neurogenesis in the hippocampus, according to both mouse and human tissue studies. Restoring levels of microRNA-132 in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease reduces neurogenetic deficits and restores cognitive abilities, researchers say.
When mental and physical tasks are put in direct competition, cognition tends to win out. Researchers suggest more energy is directed to the brain than the body, supporting the 'selfish brain' theory of evolution.
Study identifies a different set of individual neurons in the medial frontal cortex that is responsible for memory-based decision making. The findings have implications for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease, schizophrenia, and other disorders associated with problems in cognitive flexibility.
Researchers say the combination of low muscle mass and strength in the context of high fat mass, could be a predictor of cognitive function in older adults. Sarcopenic obesity could be used to predict risk factors for developing dementia, the study reports.
A new study reveals nine ending prices are not universally effective at getting shoppers to the checkout line.
Researchers at UAB have developed an assessment test, that can be completed within 20 minutes, to assess the cognitive capabilities of those with Schizophrenia.