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.
Researchers report piglets of mothers who were fed a choline rich diet had increased white and gray matter in the brain.
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.
Taking part in everyday physical activities, such as housework or gardening, is associated with higher gray matter density in older people, researcher report.
A new study reveals long term alcohol use is much more damaging to the brain than marijuana. Researchers reveal long term alcohol use is linked to a decrease in both white and gray matter integrity in the hippocampus. However, no such decrease is associated with long term cannabis use.
Researchers investigate the teenage brain and answer questions as to why behaviors change so much during these years.
Researchers link physical fitness in children to increased gray matter volume in areas of the brain implicated in language processing and reading skills.
Researchers discover common and specific changes to the brain's gray matter in patients with major depressive disorder and social anxiety disorder.
Researchers report children who underwent general anesthesia and surgery prior to the age of one showed decreased white matter volume and integrity.