Female mice show effects of the DAT mutation in brain regions unaffected in males, and vice versa. The findings reveal surprising differences in dopamine synapses between males and females controlling attention, pleasure, and motivation
Consuming high amounts of highly processed foods can impact mental health, increasing the risk of anxiety and depression.
DDT exposure causes sodium channels to remain open, leading to increased neural firing and an increased release of amyloid beta peptide. Blocking the channels with tetrodotoxin reduces the toxic amyloid protein by increasing the production of the amyloid precursor protein.
A new study outlines and defines sex differences in outcomes of tailored Alzheimer's disease clinical interventions.
Mice with the Val89 choline transporter variant had reduced rates of choline uptake and a diminished capacity to sustain acetylcholine production during attention-demanding conditions. The effect led to decreased cognitive performance when the mice were faced with additional challenges.
Mice are able to perceive the inherent differences between a picture of an object and the actual 3D object itself.
Researchers report improvement in mood, behaviors, and cognition in older adults with dementia, thanks to the aid of a robotic furry companion.
Researchers identified a link between breastfeeding and a decreased risk of new mothers developing postpartum depression. The longer a mother breastfed her child, the more the risk of PPD decreased.
Researchers have identified three biomarkers in blood samples that confirm the link between exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.
The effects of schedule autonomy on creative performance are dependent upon a person's level of impulsivity. The more impulsive a person is, the more creative they are. The reverse is true for those who are more controlled.
Hordenine, a substance present in beer and malted barley, activates dopamine D2 receptors through G proteins, leading to a possibly prolonged effect on the brain's reward center, researchers report.