By the age of two, most children are able to embark on pretend play and adopt a perspective that does not fit reality. This enables children to develop the ability to attribute perspective to others that they don't share. Findings suggest the ability to adopt perspectives, an important aspect of developing social cognition and the attribution of mental state, is already present in young children.
Mice lacking a specific serotonin receptor unlearn fear faster than those with the receptor. The findings open the door to the development of new treatments for PTSD and other disorders associated with fear.
A newly developed immuno-infrared sensor allowed researchers to discover biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease in blood samples 17 years before clinical symptoms appeared. The sensory is able to detect the misfolding of amyloid beta.
The origin of the axon differs between primates and non-primates in the architecture of neurons, a new study reports.
Novel sensors made from modified carbon nanotubes can visualize the release of dopamine from neurons with unprecedented resolution.
A new theory suggests consciousness is a state tied to complex cognitive operations, and not a passive basic state that automatically prevails when we are awake.
H3 acetylation of basal neural precursor cells may have been an important factor in the evolution of the human neocortex.
Exercise has a two-fold effect on those with depression. Physical activity reduces symptoms of depression and increases the brain's ability to change, researchers report.