From elite athletes to students preparing to take an exam, people sometimes become overwhelmed by the pressure and this affects their ability to access their performance ability. Researchers reveal techniques to help prevent choking under pressure.
The bitter compounds of chicory exhibit a receptor activation profile that overlaps with roasted coffee compounds, resulting in a similar taste profile. However, the impact on three taste receptors differs between the substances.
A recent PNAS study reports a BACE inhibitor can reduce the amount of amyloid beta in animal models of Alzheimer's disease. By reducing amyloid beta levels, researchers noticed a significant improvement in memory performance.
Age related neurodegeneration may be delayed by preventing oxidative damage in a few neuron types, researchers report.
More frequent hospital and doctor's office visits in the years leading up to multiple sclerosis diagnosis with early MS type symptoms are usually associated with a prodromal phase of the disease, when they should be regarded as an ongoing progression of the autoimmune disorder.
Researchers identify the exertion level where aerosol particle emission increases exponentially, offering an explanation as to why exercise intensity may be linked to the transmission of infections.
A new technique allowed researchers to evaluate the distribution of lithium levels in the human brain. Findings revealed those without depression had significantly more lithium in the brain's white matter than in gray matter. By contrast, those with depression or suicidal ideations had more balanced distribution of lithium in both white and gray matter.
The activity of a network of dopamine neurons reflects both the innate preferences for smell and taste, as well as the physiological state of fruit flies.
People with functional dizziness do not appear to process sensory-motor impression correctly. Instead, they rely on a stored memory model which no longer matches immediate reality.
Researchers have successfully printed microelectrode arrays onto gelatin candies and other soft materials. They report the technique could pave the way to creating new medical diagnostic tools.