Moment-to-moment fluctuations in brain activity over a three-minute period can reliably predict how receptive a person with social anxiety will be to cognitive behavioral therapy.
A diet high in processed foods leads to neuroinflammation and memory decline in older rats, a new study reports. Supplementing a processed food diet with DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid, helped mitigate memory problems and reduce inflammation.
Researchers have identified how specific neurons in the cuneate nucleus help filter distracting information to coordinate dexterous movements. The findings have implications for the development of new prosthetics and robotic equipment that can fine-tune movement based on the sense of touch.
Study reveals blunted activity in the medial prefrontal cortex was associated with aggressive behaviors by abusive partners in relationships.
Mouse study identifies specific neurons and a signaling pathway to regions of the hindbrain that mediate sexual reproductive activity and physical activity that appear to influence activity behaviors during ovulation. The findings may provide valuable insights into how estrogen loss during menopause disrupts this activity.
Oxytocin therapy is ineffective at improving social skills in children on the autism spectrum.
Singing and imagined musical improvisation were associated with weaker connectivity to the executive function network in the brain and to the feeling of flow, which allows for unhindered musical creativity.
The European Quality in Preclinical Data announces the completion of their IMI project. The project provides a state of the art, learning, and fit-for-purpose system to facilitate evidence-based neuroscience research. The system is widely available, with online tools to assist researchers.
In the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases, microglia consume glucose to a greater extent than previously believed. The findings may serve as a new biomarker for a range of neurodegenerative disorders.
A new study adds additional evidence to the link between personality traits and Alzheimer's risk. Researchers found brain changes associated with Alzheimer's are visible early on in people with certain personality traits. Those who scored high for neuroticism and low in conscientiousness were at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's.