Researchers report EEG technology has the ability to study activity of areas deep inside the brain, such as the thalamus and nucleus accumbens. The findings will help shed new light on disorders that affect these brain regions, such as Parkinson's disease and OCD.
Sleep disruptions during middle age may be a potential biomarker for developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. Researchers found those who experienced sleep problems in their 40s and 50s had more amyloid beta accumulation in their brains later in life. Those whose sleep problems started in their 50s and 60s had increased levels of tau. Additionally, higher levels of tau were discovered in the brains of those who lacked synchronized brain waves associated with a good night's sleep.
A new EEG study reveals how the brain utilizes more cognitive resources to hold memory and process previous information.
A new study reveals a patient in a seemingly vegetative state showed signs of attentive awareness which had not been detected previously. Researchers hope the findings could open the door to creating specialized devices to allow those in a vegetative state to interact with the outside world.
Sleep spindles assist with the processing of relevant memories during sleep and help boost memory consolidation, researchers report.
Memory performance can be enhanced by rhythmic neural stimulation, using both invasive and non-invasive techniques.
A new study reports a short burst of exercise can dramatically improve long term retention of new motor skills.