New findings reveal exercise increases levels of endocannabinoids in the body. The findings may explain some of the beneficial effects of exercise on the brain and body.
Researchers say whether you are a competent artist or not, drawing and doodling can have a positive effect on your mental health and help boost creativity.
Neurons in the primary olfactory cortex play a role in encoding spatial maps, a new study reports.
Researchers report Xenobots, a computer-designed, hand-assembled organism can find and gather single cells, and assemble "baby" Xenobots. After a few days, the immature Xanobots can also find cells and replicate themselves.
By mapping how neurons in the brain are organized and examining how they communicate with one another, researchers are gaining a clearer understanding of how normal brains work and what happens when dysfunction occurs.
The fusiform face area, an area of the visual cortex responsible for facial processing, develops much earlier than previously believed.
Harnessing the power of "dancing molecules", researchers have developed a new injectable therapy that repairs tissue damage and reverses paralysis in mouse models. Within four weeks of receiving the injection, paralyzed mice regained the ability to walk.
Brain organoids can be used to study molecular mechanisms that drive brain aging and neurodegenerative disorders. The mini-brains allow for the testing of molecules that could become potential therapeutic treatment options for neurodegenerative diseases.
A new type of neuron in the mammalian retina has been discovered. The new cell, named the Campana cell, appears to relay visual signals to both rod and cone photoreceptors in the retina, however, their precise purpose is not yet known.