Researchers have identified a neural circuit that helps suppress the execution of planned actions in response to specific cues.
Early life experiences may affect neural wiring patterns that can lead to the development of ASD, schizophrenia, and epilepsy later in life, a new study reports.
Researchers identified hundreds of new genomic loci that help explain how the brain is shaped.
Researchers have identified 160 genes linked to brain shrinkage in adults. The genes appear to be involved in brain development, vascular and neurodegenerative diseases, and some psychiatric conditions.
Study reports the putamen, not just the cortex, contributes to the brain's ability to multitask.
Analysis of over 2,000 brain scans revealed evidence of highly reproducible sex differences in the volume of different regions of the brain. On average, females had greater cortical volume in the medial and lateral prefrontal cortex, orbitofrontal cortex, superior temporal cortex, and lateral parietal cortex. Males had increased volume in the ventral temporal and occipital brain regions. Gene expression data suggest the potential role of sex chromosomes that contribute to the differences.
Study reveals we may have first evolved larger brains that allows for adaptions which enhanced brain regions controlling specific abilities.
Cadherin plays a role in cell cortex stabilization, a new study reports.
Inhibitory neurons form neural networks that become broader as they mature, a new study reports.