During deep sleep, the presence of an unfamiliar voice elicits more K-complexes, a type of brain wave linked to sensory perturbances during sleep, compared to the sound of a familiar voice.
The precise location within the somatosensory cortex varies from woman to woman in relation to the effects of genital stimulation. Researchers found the thickness of the genital field within the brain corresponded to the frequency of sexual activity in women.
Sharing happy, positive stories increases feelings of closeness and brain synchrony between narrator and listener more than sharing sad stories, a new study reports.
Researchers shed light on how sensory information and cognitive processing interact in the brain to produce our perception of the world around us.
Performance of newly acquired motor skills can be improved by reactivating memories during sleep, a new study finds.
Study reveals how the brain analyzes different types of speech which may be linked to how we comprehend sentences and calculate mathematical equations.
Brain connectivity at birth may impact emotional processing and social development later in childhood, especially in children born preterm. Researchers found children born preterm with a weaker uncinate fasciculus, the white-matter tract that connects brain regions associated with emotional processing, were more likely to interpret situations in a negative light.
EEG study reveals when we imagine a song, similar brain activity occurs as when we experience moments of silence in music.
Alterations in long-term social behavior and gene expression were observed in the offspring of mice exposed to pain-killing opioids during pregnancy.
Sleep twitches help enrich the encoding of sensory information in newborn rats, laying the groundwork for later motor function.