Depleting the protein ADORA2B from the blood of mice led to faster cognitive decline, decreased auditory processing, and increased brain inflammation.
Researchers have identified three biomarkers in blood samples that confirm the link between exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.
People who have trouble falling asleep at night are at increased risk of cognitive decline within fourteen years compared to those with other forms of insomnia, a new study reports.
Discontinuing an education in math after age 16 can be disadvantageous for cognitive development, a new study reports. Those who stopped studying math at age 16 had lower levels of a chemical associated with brain plasticity in areas of the brain associated with cognitive function.
Giving up the theory that consciousness is like a "ghost in the machine" to focus on the neurobiology of brain mechanisms behind conscious awareness is an essential step to better understand the human mind, researchers argue.
Secondary infections and novel inflammatory events, even ones that occur external to the brain, amplify the brain's immune response and detrimentally impact cognition in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.
Prescribing SSRIs during late childhood to those with genetic risk factors for psychosis can reduce the deterioration of intellectual abilities, a new study reveals. SSRIs appear to have a neuroprotective effect for certain brain areas associated with the onset of psychosis if provided early.
Adults over 80 who maintained a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and diet, had a lower risk of cognitive decline, even if they had genetic risk factors for dementia.