Researchers identified several brain areas that acted as hubs for information processing across brain networks that contribute to memory recall. They observed how activation patterns within these networks differed on an individual level, based on personal levels of recall detail and imagination.
Two new studies shed light on brain development and changes in ASD. Researchers found the development of white matter tracts in the brain was linked to the severity of autism symptoms. Additionally, larger brain size at age 3 was linked to a larger brain size later in childhood.
As with other psychedelics, salvinorin A increased activity across the brain. However, salvinorin A use resulted in more random and disconnected signaling in the default mode network, a brain network associated with relaxing and daydreaming.
Neuroimaging study reveals that when politicians take politically incongruent stances, people show stronger activation in the insula and anterior cingulate.
Patients who reported a greater reduction in pain following being administered a placebo showed larger reductions in brain areas associated with pain construction.
MRI imaging is more adept at detecting fetal abnormalities than conventional ultrasound imaging.
Neuroimaging reveals when babies focus their attention, they utilize areas of the frontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with more advanced functions and previously believed to be immature in children under a year of age.
A large-scale meta-analysis reveals men and women's brains do have slight differences. However, the differences are due to brain size and not sex or gender. Researchers say brain differences between men and women are small and inconsistent once an individual's head size is accounted for.
A neuroimaging study of people with Down syndrome reveals subtle differences in the structure and function of the hippocampus.