Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation applied to the motor cortex can help improve age-related impairments in learning new motor skills.
Genes associated with alcohol and smoking addiction are over-represented in specific neurons, a new study reports. Researchers found genes associated with smoking were also linked to pain perception and food response while genes linked to alcohol addiction were associated with stress and learning.
Listening to your favorite music increases connectivity in the brain, especially for older people. Researchers said music appears to bridge the gap between the auditory system and the reward system in the brain.
Researchers have created a new blueprint that outlines how embryonic stem cells from mice become sensory interneurons and identified a method for producing sensory interneurons in a lab setting. If the results can be replicated in human stem cells, researchers say the findings could contribute to the development of therapies to restore sensation to those suffering nerve damage and spinal cord injury.
Study finds an autism-related genetic mutation increases splicing errors and induces endoplasmic reticulum stress by activating the unfolded protein response.
EEG and skin conductance studies reveal verbal insults elicit strong P2 effects in brain waves, increasing sensitivity in the brain to negative words. Verbal insults trigger a cascade of consecutive and overlapping processing effects, and different parts of the cascade may be differently affected by repetition, resulting in a consistently strong emotional response over time.
A new study reveals a genetic link between Alzheimer's disease and several gut-related disorders. Researchers report Alzheimer's patients and those with intestinal disorders have specific genes in common. The findings add to the evidence the gut-brain axis may play a role in the development of neurodegenerative disorders.
Using datasets of fetal ultrasounds, a new AI algorithm is able to detect cystic hygroma, a rare embryonic developmental disorder, within the first trimester of pregnancy.