A new dataset is available for researchers to investigate individual differences in adult language learning.
During pregnancy, the maternal environment has a dominant influence on the length of the neurogenic period and the number of upper-layer neurons produced. The study reveals a link between the maternal environment and embryonic cortical neurogenesis in-vitro.
The risk of men and women being diagnosed with cognitive decline and dementia has increased in the U.S over the past 20 years.
Using transcranial alternating current stimulation, researchers were able to influence the activity of specific brain areas and manipulate the abilities processed by them. Findings suggest tACS could be used to improve, direct, and attenuate the flow of information in the brain.
Working memory for language processing can be provided by the down-regulation of neural excitability in response to external input.
Depending on the network state, certain neurons in the primary somatosensory cortex can be more or less excitable, which shapes stimulus processing in the brain.