Scene selective cortical regions are more sensitive to age than face-selective regions when it comes to memory and perception.
Patients with mood and anxiety disorders have abnormally low activation in brain areas associated with cognitive and emotional control. Brain scans also revealed hyperactivity in brain areas linked to the processing of emotional thoughts.
A new study sheds light on the roles both genetics and neuroanatomy play in obesity. Researchers report those with higher BMI had reduced cognitive flexibility, reduced ability to delay gratification and worse verbal memory. Additionally, those with increased BMI have increased amygdala and left prefrontal cortex volume.
A new study reports the locus coerleus, a brain network that controls our ability to focus while under stress, appears to weaken as we age. This may explain why we find it more difficult to focus as we get older.
Researchers report on the combined structural, functional and anatomical changes that occur in those born blind that are not present in the brains of people born with sight.
Researchers report block games help children to develop spatial skills essential in science and math based disciplines.