Even small amounts of cannabis use in teens can alter gray matter volume in the brain, a new study reports. Researchers report those exposed to cannabis had more gray matter volume in the amygdala and hippocampus, areas of the brain linked to emotional processes and memory development.
Researchers implicate a brain region called the paracingulate sulcus in the experience of hallucinations. The findings shed light into why some people are more likely to hallucinate than others, and provides a new target for treatment aimed at reducing the experience.
People with Huntington's disease who participated in intellectually stimulating activities had less brain atrophy than those with the disease who did not take up such activities.
Researchers say a single season of playing high school football is all it takes to cause microscopic alterations to the structure of the brain.
A new neuroimaging study reveals the brains of teenage girls who self harm show similar features to adults with borderline personality disorder.
A new study, which involved a small sample of former professional athletes, found no evidence of early onset dementia.
Researchers report high density of neurons in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex play a significant role in resilient dyslexia.
Researchers report personality traits in chimpanzees are correlated to the size of their hippocampus. The study reports greater hippocampal volume is linked to an increase in alpha behavior and decreased self regulatory function.
Researchers have identified electrical activity in the brain that is specific to the start of migraines. The new study reports spreading depolarization can be seen as a migraine begins, and an electrical current can be used to stop it in its tracks.
According to researchers, the adult brain may be sensitive to social and economic factors. Researchers report in middle age, better socioeconomic status is associated with more efficient brain network organization and thicker gray matter.
Researchers have identified a link between cortical surface area, height and cognitive ability. The study reports taller people have bigger cortices, which in turn is linked to better cognitive function.