A new study shows surprising differences in brain structure among adult survivors of earthquakes both with and without PTSD.
According to researchers, the adult brain may be sensitive to social and economic factors. Researchers report in middle age, better socioeconomic status is associated with more efficient brain network organization and thicker gray matter.
Researchers believe they have identified a gene which links the thickness of gray matter in the brain to intelligence.
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.
Dyslexic children of lower socioeconomic status benefit more from summer reading programs than their more affluent peers, a new study reports.
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.