Measuring and monitoring the circumference of a preterm baby's head could help to predict intelligence later in life and identify potential neurocognitive problems. Researchers report faster head growth is linked to higher IQ scores at age 26.
According to researchers, regular use of the popular clubbing drug, GBH, can have negative effects on brain networks associated with both long term and working memory. Additionally, frequent use of the drug is associated with an increased risk of developing stress and anxiety.
A new study reveals the brains of higher IQ people tend to have leaner, yet more efficient neural connections. Researchers report, the more intelligent a person, the fewer dendrites they have in their cerebral cortex.
A new study reveals maternal depression can have a negative effect on her child's cognitive development. Researchers found children whose mothers were depressed scored lower on verbal IQ tests at the age of 5 than their peers whose mothers did not suffer from depression.
A new study reports on a link between age, body mass index and brain integrity in psychosis. Researchers discovered higher age, BMI and severity of psychotic symptoms were negatively associated with cortical thickness and brain activity when patients were asked to perform cognitive tasks.