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.
While many of us find the sound of a person chewing or breathing heavily annoying, for those with misophonia, such noises are unbearable. Researchers have identified the neural networks and brain changes associated with the disorder.
Researchers believe their findings could help to prevent at-risk children from developing anxiety disorders.
A new study reports traumatic experiences can alter the brain, leaving people more vulnerable to psychological problems.
A large scale SPECT imaging study reveals women's brains are significantly more active in more regions than males, including the prefronal cortex and limbic areas. Visual and areas associated with coordination were more active in males, researchers noted.
When hippocampal firing rates are high before exposure to a learning task, people are better able to successfully encode memory. Findings suggest the hippocampus may have a "ready to encode" mode that facilitates memory recall.
Oral contraceptive use is associated with blunted stress response and brain activity differences during working memory tasks in women who started using birth control during puberty. Early adulthood exposure to oral contraceptives was linked to significant structural changes in brain areas associated with memory and emotional processing.
From reducing memory capability to increasing the risk of diabetes and obesity, researchers investigate how sugar affects the brain and body.