A new study sheds light on why some people on the autism spectrum have problems maintaining eye contact. Researchers say that eye avoidance behavior may be triggered by excessive arousal stemming from an over-activation in a specific region of the brain.
Researchers have identified silent, seizure like activity in the hippocampus of two patients with Alzheimer's disease. They believe the seizure activity could contribute to the cognitive symptoms associated with the disease.
Researchers report the reward system in the brains of female alcoholics are larger than in women who are not addicted to alcohol. By contrast, this area is smaller in alcoholic men than non-alcoholic men.
Researchers report a link between children aged between 3 - 7 who don't get enough sleep and the development of emotional, social and attention problems later in childhood.
Mice that carry a gene associated with red hair have reduced production of dopamine in the substantia nigra and are more susceptible to toxins that can damage these dopaminergic neurons.
New, advanced EEG technology allows researchers to easily visualize brain activity during sleep.
Researchers discover a link between neuroinflammation associated with impairment to the blood-brain barrier and intestinal permeability in people with ASD.
Researchers have identified a genetic link between a diverse array of health disorders and sleep problems.
Researchers report testing both the cognitive and olfactory abilities in people could help identify those at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease.
Structural brain asymmetries are greater in those who are most likely to develop dementia, a new study reports.