Obtaining new information may be addictive. Study finds information acquisition shares the same dopamine producing reward system pathway as food, financial rewards and drugs.
Natural, restorative sleep can help stave off mental and physical decline as we age.
A new study reveals a link between sleep deprivation and heightened feelings of social isolation. Researchers report sleep loss blunts activity in the brain that normally encourages social engagement.
Diluting the blood plasma of older mice has a stronger rejuvenating effect on the brain, liver, and muscles than transplanting the blood of younger mice.
Researchers have discovered a visual mechanism that helps us to make snap judgement about what is really alive and what is simulated in a matter of milliseconds.
Immunization with the vaccines for pneumococcal conjugate and rotavirus reduces the rates of acute respiratory infections and gastrointestinal infections in small children, thus reducing the need for antibiotic medications. Researchers say if universal childhood vaccination is achieved, an additional 40 million cases of antibiotic-treated illnesses could be prevented each year.
Researchers have developed a new wireless brain stimulation device that could revolutionize the way neurological disorders are treated. The device, called WAND, fine tunes treatments by stimulating and recording electrical currents in the brain at the same time.
Researchers report there are two distinct ways in which we make temporal predictions, and these rely on different parts of the brain. The findings offer a new perspective on how humans calculate when to make a move.
A new study demonstrates changes in cortical neurotransmission due to hormones at puberty.
Using EEG to measure REM sleep allowed scientists to distinguish dreaming from wakefulness.