A new study in Scientific Reports finds evidence from MRI scans suggests Neanderthal derived genetic variations affect how the brains of modern humans work. Findings may shed light on specific deficits seen in ASD and schizophrenia, researchers believe.
Heart insufficiency has a negative impact on gray matter in the brain. Weak heart function was linked to decreased gray matter in areas of the brain associated with memory and learning, including the hippocampus and parietal medial cortex. This may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
According to a new study, the thickness of the fusiform face area can predict a person's ability to recognize faces and objects.
According to researchers, adults with mild cognitive impairment who embarked in aerobic exercise for times a week for six months had increased volume in specific brain areas.
A new study links better math skills in children with cardiorespiratory fitness and associated gray matter thinning.
Researchers focus on gray matter volume on three areas of the brain. Findings suggest cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity and diabetes could be early indicators for Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers report children who underwent general anesthesia and surgery prior to the age of one showed decreased white matter volume and integrity.
A deficiency of the SHANK3 gene, a gene associated with ASD, results in structural and functional deficits in the prefrontal cortex. The functional and structural alterations in the PFC were linked to an impairment in social interaction in male mice.
Study reports significant reduction in gray matter volume in brain regions associated with social cognition for up to two years following birth.
Early life exposure to greenspace may result in beneficial structural changes in the developing brain, researchers report. The study found children who grew up in areas surrounded by greenspace had better working memory and were more attentive than those who lived in more urban environments.