Researchers use optogenetic based deep brain stimulation to help treat motor dysfunction in animal models of Parkinson's disease. The new technique provides insights into why DBS works and ways in which it can be improved on a patient-by-patient basis.
Simply reminding children of the multiple roles they play in life, from a friend to sibling, can help improve flexible thinking and problem-solving abilities.
Researchers suggest an agent in the gut could interfere with alpha-synuclein in endocrine cells, deforming the proteins which then may spread to the brain in Parkinson's patients.
Irrational decision making may be due to a lack of mental effort rather than emotions, a new study reports.
A new study looks at the long term ramifications of childhood lead exposure, finding links to lower cognitive function, IQ and socioeconomic status.
Being intellectually humble improves ability to make decisions and increases tolerance, a new study reports.