A mathematical model suggests a genetic mutation which extended the critical period by slowing prefrontal cortex development in two or more children 70,000 years ago was one factor for the emergence of recursive language and modern imagination.
A new study reports traumatic experiences can alter the brain, leaving people more vulnerable to psychological problems.
Our brains could process new situations by relying on a method similar to a "pointer" system used by computers, new research suggests.
USC researchers reveal schizophrenia may be due to a disruption in the brain's entire communication system, not just the temporal and prefrontal lobes.
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.
A new study reports chronic video game playing is associated with hyperconnectivity between a number of brain networks, and reveals why these brain changes could be both beneficial and harmful.
A correlation between gastrointestinal symptoms, adversity and childhood anxiety has been identified by researchers at Columbia University. Studying fMRI data and fecal samples, researchers noted adversity was associated with microbial diversity changes and differences prefrontal cortex activation in response to emotional faces.
Reduced activity in the prefrontal cortex during virtual reality creative self-expression tasks indicates an enhanced relaxation response.