Avatars are not only a form of creative expression, they also allow for conformity and escapism. Our digital representations affect how we interact with others and can determine whether we fit in with social groups or are excluded.
Researchers report bipolar depression and schizophrenia may be detectable several years before symptoms appear. A new study reports 50% of patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder attended specialist child and adolescent mental health services during childhood.
A new study reports that a new gene therapy shows promise in treating dry age-related macular degeneration. The gene therapy, ophNdi1, directly targets mitochondrial function that is malfunctioning in AMD.
Researchers propose forgetting memories or things we have learned may be a functional feature in the brain and actually an additional form of learning.
People suffering from vitamin B12 deficiency are 51% more likely to develop depression over a four-year period. However, as a person's age increased, the risk of depression decreased.
Secondary infections and novel inflammatory events, even ones that occur external to the brain, amplify the brain's immune response and detrimentally impact cognition in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.
Obesity has been linked to severely restricted blood flow in the brain. Reduced blood flow in the brain, or cerebral hypoperfusion, can be an early indicator of vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Older adults with higher fear of memory loss and dementia report a significant decrease in their quality of life and reported more failures in memory.
Older adults can be more focused, less mentally restless, and not as impeded by anxiety than those in younger generations.
Artificially inducing peripheral inflammation in mice triggered the sudden onset of delirium-like cognitive dysfunction, and this was mediated by a disturbance in energy metabolism.