A new deep learning algorithm identified key features underlying success in the art world. Researchers report a link between exploration and exploitation was associated with artistic success.
Just as with spoken language, sign language supports cognitive development in hearing infants.
Contradicting conventional thought, researchers find neurons associated with processing touch sensations do not simply respond to distinct types of touch. Instead, these neurons respond to many types of touch, and to varying degrees.
People who are financially more comfortable during mid-life tend to live longer, researchers say.
While commonly implicated in long-term memory, researchers report the hippocampus plays a critical role in short-term memory and decision making.
Researchers have implicated alterations in the balance of two chloride ion channels in the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia. Inhibiting transporter activity with bumetanide reversed some of the cognitive symptoms in mouse models of the psychiatric disorder.
Researchers have developed a new device that can record, sense, and manipulate brain organoids. The device will allow researchers to make groundbreaking discoveries about how the brain develops and identify mechanisms of recovery following trauma.
Birth control pills high in progesterone might be a new weapon in the fight against concussion in women. Researchers found that during the menstrual cycle, when progesterone levels were higher, women reported less concussion-related stress. Post-concussion stress reduction is a sign of recovery from a head injury. Progesterone is also linked to increased blood flow to the brain.
Researchers discovered unique connectivity between the hippocampus and olfactory areas in the brain, a finding which explains why specific odors can trigger powerful memories. The study also reports a loss of sense of smell is associated with depression and a poorer quality of life.
Applying an AI to analyze tweets, researchers report people's attitudes toward COVID-19 may be more infectious than the virus itself.