Exploring a new environment helps boost dopamine levels which are projected to the hippocampus, decreasing the threshold for learning. However, in older people, the novelty of a new environment doesn't boost memory as much as it does in younger people.
Rats exposed to manganese during early development had lasting attention deficits, a new study reports.
Study raises further concern about exposure to air pollution and Alzheimer's development.
A new study uncovers the mechanism that turns the inheritance of environmental influences on and off.
Using a synaptic mechanism called metaplasticity, the brain can self adjust learning rates, researchers report.
The neighborhood you live in could have an impact on your brain and cardiovascular health, a new study reports.
A new study reports a gene involved in emotional regulation may influence the long term impact of violence experienced in childhood on antisocial behavior later in life.
Living in a neighborhood considered to have good walkability factors can help slow cognitive decline in older adults, researchers report.
A new study confirms a link between the severity of symptoms for those with chronic pain and atmospheric weather conditions. Low atmospheric pressure was associated with more severe symptoms of pain.
Researchers reveal how our vesibular system reflects the story of our evolution, from sea to land.