Study reveals the disruptions in prenatal neurogenesis can increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder. Findings also reveal estrogen can protect against the disruption of neurogenesis and steer the embryonic brain on the course of normal development.
Study reports children are more likely to delay gratification when they and a peer rely on one another to get a reward than when they are left to their own willpower.
Brain organoids, or mini-brains, created from human stem cells appear to develop in much the same way as a human brain. The organoids follow an internal clock that guides their maturation in sync with the timeline for human brain development.
When mental and physical tasks are put in direct competition, cognition tends to win out. Researchers suggest more energy is directed to the brain than the body, supporting the 'selfish brain' theory of evolution.
Scripps researchers have uncovered the process that helps control neuron growth.
The unique features of an individual adolescent's brain can help predict their risks of developing mental health problems later in life.
Neuroimaging study reveals a biological deficit in some children with dyslexia that impairs phonological decoding.
Obesity risk in teens appears to be associated with stronger connectivity within and between regions of the brain implicated in determining the salience of stimuli. This may have implications for reward processing. Researchers report executive control efforts in the brain decrease when salience and reward-processing regions are engaged in teens with obesity.