Researchers propose a new theory of memory formation, reporting memory storage does not rely on the strengthening of connection between memory cells, but on the pattern of connections that form within the first few minutes of an event.
A new PNAS paper reports cannabidiol can help reduce epileptic seizures and improve social behaviors in children with Dravet syndrome.
A new PNAS study reveals the hippocampus can promote brain wide functional connectivity in the cerebral cortex, and enhance sensory response. Researchers say the hippocampus should be considered to the the 'heart of the brain'.
Researchers explain how SSRI antidepressants initiate action by targeting a specific type of nerve cells. Findings may lead to the development of faster acting antidepressants.
According to researchers, cocoa flavanols could have a neuroprotective effect. In a recent study, researchers found enhancements in working memory and improved visual information processing in participants who had taken cocoa flavanols. Additionally, women who ate cocoa products reported less cognitive impairments following sleep deprivation.
A plasma membrane protein affects the generation of new neurons in the adult hippocampus, a new study reports.
Researchers have discovered a serotonin type 3 receptor activator that produces an antidepressant effect in mice and functions independently of SSRIs.
A new method is up to 92% accurate in predicting which patients with bipolar disorder will respond to lithium.
Researchers report adult neurogenesis not only helps increase the number of cells in a neural network, it also promotes plasticity in the existing network. Additionally, they have identified the role the Bax gene plays in synaptic pruning.
A new study reports mice that express a reduced amount of the TMEM108 protein were more likely to express schizophrenia like symptoms, including memory and navigational problems.
Researchers report sticking to a very low carb diet could potentially help to improve mental function in those with Kabuki syndrome, a rare, inherited disease.