Steroids prescribed for a range of inflammatory conditions alter the structure and volume of grey and white matter in the brain. The findings shed light on why people who use medical steroids may experience psychological problems, including anxiety, mania, and depression.
Reduced gray matter volume in the insula and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex may represent a genetically conferred predispositional risk factor for alcohol use disorder.
Researchers report obesity and excessive body fat around the middle is associated with lower grey matter volume in the brain. The study also found a link between obesity and shrinkage in specific brain areas.
UCL researchers report epilepsy is associated with gray matter differences in thickness and volume in several brain regions.
A new study reveals baby brain, the increased forgetfulness and inattention some women experience during pregnancy does, in fact, exist.
Using the classic Nintendo game, Super Mario 64, researchers discover playing 3D platform games could help older brains to stave off mild cognitive impairment. Researchers report older people who played the video game had gray matter increases in the cerebellum, hippocampus and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.
Weill Cornell Medicine researchers may have answered why women are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than men. In a new PLOS ONE study, researchers reveal menopause can cause metabolic changes in the brain that appear to increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
A Neuroimaging study, conducted by King's College London researchers, reveals accelerated brain aging during adulthood for those born very prematurely. Researchers noted those born preterm tended to have smaller global gray matter volume and some brain structure changes in areas associate with spatial abilities and behavior control in adulthood.
A new study reports the ability to delay gratification is linked to white matter connectivity between the caudate and dorsal prefrontal cortex.
A new study reports people with higher levels of moral reasoning appear to have increased grey matter volume in areas of the brain associated with complex social behavior and decision making.
According to a new study, adolescents with bipolar disorder show differences in brain development in areas that help regulate emotion.