Researchers have released a whole-brain projectome consisting of over 6,000 single neurons in the mouse prefrontal cortex.
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.
From age-related brain shrinkage that may affect our social cognition, to feeling more confident in our own skin, researchers investigate why older people appear to lose their "filter" when it comes to some social interactions.
Specific inhibitory neurons in the prefrontal cortex appear to become persistently activated following acute stress. The findings may pave the way for the creation of more targeted therapeutics for stress.
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.
Neurexin1 deletion impacts insulin signaling and glucose metabolism in the prefrontal cortex. Researchers say increasing insulin signaling may be an effective therapeutic strategy for the treatment of ASD.
Researchers measured how brain waves travel in the prefrontal cortex during working memory tasks.
Family members of people with borderline personality disorder share similarities in brain structure and personality traits as those diagnosed with the personality disorder. Findings may point toward a hereditary component to personality disorders.
Researchers found alterations in different parts of the brain in males and females with severe depression. The findings also reveal a specific biomarker for depression in blood samples of women.
Researchers have identified a neural mechanism that supports advanced cognitive functions such as planning and problem-solving. The mechanism distributes information from a single neuron to larger neural populations in the prefrontal cortex.
Findings shed light on repulsion, or why the brain treats similar environments as though they are more different than a pair of environments that have nothing in common.