Propranolol, a common 'beta-blocker' drug used to control blood pressure, could be a promising new treatment for those on the autism spectrum. The medication improved cognitive performance and positively altered the frontal-parietal control network, an area of the brain associated with word and information processing, in those with ASD.
Researchers have identified a new method that may help identify neural processes associated with optimal response to stimuli. They report the method, which utilizes EEG data, could eventually have practical applications in sports, education and Parkinson's research.
According to a new study, acetylcholine acts via a single neuron type to enable effective information processing.
30% of people reported changes in cognition, memory, and problems with information processing as a result of social isolation caused by pandemic lockdowns.
Tenacity, a newly developed video game that promotes mindfulness, alters connectivity between the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and the inferior parietal cortex. These areas of the brain are critical for attention. After playing the game for a short period, participants reported improvements in attention.
According to new research, multiple cortical regions work together to process sensorimotor information, despite having predetermined specialized roles.
Combining neuroimaging and a constructed virtual reality town, researchers found the brain uses three different systems to perceive environment. One system allows us to recognize a place, another helps navigate through that location, and the third helps navigate from one place to another. The parahippocampal place area (PPA) helps encode location recognition, while the retrosplenial complex allows for mentally mapping the locations of specific places.
When it comes to processing information about motion, neurons in the ventral intraparietal area of the brain are more flexible in switching between reference frames. The findings could be used to develop neural prosthetics designed for motion control.
The thickness of the brain's neocortex influences how individual neurons process information, a new study reveals.