Stimulating the posterior cingulate cortex increased hippocampal gamma-band power and strengthened the connections between the two brain regions. Using deep brain stimulation could help to treat memory disorders and cognitive impairment.
Researchers report neurons in the posterior cingulate cortex ramp up activity prior to divergent behavior.
Light exercise, such as walking, could offer hope for re-establishing some neural connections in people with MCI and Alzheimer's.
Researchers question whether the posterior cingulate cortex actively dampens cognitive performance or monitors performance and attempts to improve it when required.
Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the...