Researchers used optogenetics techniques to stimulate specific brain areas to increase neurogenesis and the production of neural stem cells to improve memory, cognition, and emotional processing in animal models.
A new study reports that increased volume in the choroid plexus appears to be associated with greater cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
A combination of patient-reported subjective cognitive impairment and measurable clinical symptoms, such as amyloid-beta accumulation in the cerebrospinal fluid, may help in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
The corn-derived MetO-rich protein, when injected, prompts the immune system to produce antibodies against the MetO component of amyloid beta. Older mice injected with the MetO-rich protein showed 50% improvement in memory compared to the control animals. The findings could be key to the development of a potential vaccine for Alzheimer's.
A review of 71 studies over 40 years aligns with the hypothesis that belief in the paranormal is associated with differences and deficits in cognitive function.
A new study reveals blind people remember speech and language better than sighted people. Researchers say blind people use language as a mental tool to remember information.
Experimental observations conclude learning is mainly performed by neural dendrite trees as opposed to modifying solely through the strength of the synapses, as previously believed.
The optimal amount of sleep for middle-aged and older adults is seven hours per night. Sleeping too little, or too much, was associated with poor cognitive performance and mental health, researchers say.
A young child's counting skills are the single biggest predictor of their ability to participate in fair sharing behaviors. Prompting children to count improves their pro-social sharing behaviors, researchers say.
Musical training influences visual working memory, researchers discovered. The study found regions of the brain may share a common component that influences both visual and musical working memory.
People recall information better when the information is related to a stressful event, a new study reports.