Ultra-processed foods have been linked to accelerated cognitive decline associated with aging and an increased risk of developing dementia. Researchers say it may be possible to mitigate some negative dietary effects on cognition by adopting a healthier diet, such as the keto or Mediterranean diet.
Women are three times more likely to identify as bisexual than men. Research has discovered women are more likely to display bisexual patterns in their sexual arousal than males, even in women who identify as straight.
Many say reading a good book can help us to process complex emotions, but is that really the case? Researchers investigate how cathartic reading can be.
Whether you realize it or not, creative thinking is something even the most conventional thinkers engage in every day. Researchers say creativity can be enhanced by reinterpreting frustrating situations.
Researchers question how much free will we really have when we are constantly subjected to manipulative subliminal and direct messages designed to say everything from purchase power to political candidates.
Researchers say hedonic value isn't simply a biological and psychological mechanism, it's also vital for our survival.
Insulin binding receptors are predominantly located in the microvessels within the blood-brain barrier. In patients with Alzheimer's, the abundance of these receptors is decreased. This decrease could lead to the loss of insulin response in the Alzheimer's brain.
Constant push notifications on smartphones may affect cognition by decreasing concentration and increasing distraction. Researchers found heavy smartphone use was associated with poor concentration recovery following a notification and alterations in brain activity that made people more sensitive to push notifications.
Brain-computer interfaces are currently being used to assist those with neuromuscular disorders in regaining everyday functions such as mobility and communication. The military is developing BCI technology to aid members in rapid response to threats. Researchers investigate the ethical questions of using neurotech such as BCI on the battle field.
Researchers have identified a protein that could be leveraged to help microglia in the brain stave off Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases.