Children who experience early life adversity experience faster biological aging than children with no history of exposure to abuse. Trauma was associated with biological aging in early puberty, cellular aging, and alterations in brain structure. The findings may explain why children who experienced adversity early in life often suffer poor health as they age.
A new study sheds light on the roles both genetics and neuroanatomy play in obesity. Researchers report those with higher BMI had reduced cognitive flexibility, reduced ability to delay gratification and worse verbal memory. Additionally, those with increased BMI have increased amygdala and left prefrontal cortex volume.
A new test that uses graphic characters called 'Greebles' could help doctors detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease before the symptoms become apparent.
A new neuroimaging study reports teens with serious antisocial behavioral problems have significant differences in brain structure than their peers.
Researchers believe they have identified a gene which links the thickness of gray matter in the brain to intelligence.
UCL researchers report epilepsy is associated with gray matter differences in thickness and volume in several brain regions.
Combining brain scan images with machine learning, researchers identified a number of brain changes following TBI that share similarities with Alzheimer's disease. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that the two conditions follow the same trajectories.
According to a new study, the cerebral cortex is thicker on average in those with Down syndrome, although the volume of the cortex is lower.
Slower walkers have accelerated aging in middle age, both physically and cognitively. Tests given to measure IQ, language, motor skills, and emotional control at age 3, can predict walking speed and thus accelerated aging during middle age.
Do you get annoyed by that one tune going round and round in your head? Blame it on your cortical thickness.
A new study reports bilingual people have an advantage when it comes to brain plasticity. Researchers report being multilingual could help stave off cognitive decline associated with dementia.