LATE, a form of dementia that appears in the oldest-old is often mistaken for Alzheimer's disease, but the brain pathology is very different. The protein TDP-43 appears to play a significant role in the development of LATE. The neurodegenerative disease may progress more gradually than Alzheimer's, but when combined with Alzheimer's disease (a common combination), appears to cause a more rapid decline than either would alone.
Researchers provide possible new insights into psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
Using fMRI neuroimaging, researchers pinpoint areas of the brain which are crucial for processing music.
A new study reports neuroinflammation could have a direct involvement in the development of CTE.
A new study reports the serotonin system is made up of multiple parallel pathways that affect the brain in different, and sometimes opposing, ways.
A new study gives direct and clear new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy.
Prosopagnosia, or "face-blindness", involves an entire network, not just one area of the brain. The findings may shed light on poor facial processing abilities associated with autism.