Following a one year program of aerobic exercise improves memory function and boosts blood flow to brain areas critical for cognition in older adults with risk factors for dementia.
Children who were prenatally exposed to cannabis had a thicker prefrontal cortex than those who were not exposed to the drug while their mothers were pregnant.
Mutations in PTEN affect the assembly of connections between two brain areas important for the processing of social cues, researchers report.
Researchers discover reducing cognitive control can boost performance when completing creative tasks.
Researchers report the impairment of the right thalamic and caudate prefrontal pathways appear to be associated with attention deficits in patients following a stroke.
Researchers create the first endocast reconstruction of nearly the complete brain of the hominin Little Bigfoot. The brain, researchers report, is relatively small and combines both ape like and human like features.
Patients with schizophrenia show increased brain activity in central areas of the brain, but lower activity in the temporal sulcus when hearing metaphors.
The fewer slow brain waves that occur in the right prefrontal cortex during sleep, the more likely a person is to indulge in risk-taking behaviors.
People with higher levels of depressive moods exhibited heightened sensitivity to pain, and had greater activation in the prefrontal cortex, insula and somatosensory cortex.
Communication between the medial temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex determines how our experiences become memories. As the brain areas mature, the precise way they interact allows for the better formation of long-term memory.