With COVID-19 testing limited, we don't have enough data on the virus to know how widespread the diseases will ultimately become, or how long social distancing measures will last.
Researchers discover how people from the US and China respond to different genres of music and translate the data into an interactive audio map. Findings suggest there are 13 overall categories of experience preserved across cultures that correspond with specific feelings.
Older mice given anti-inflammatory medication were better able to learn new tasks and became almost as adept at learning as mice half their age.
A synthesized small-molecule drug blocks the TGF-beta receptor in astrocytes and traverses the blood-brain barrier in mice. When administered, the drug lowered receptor activity to that seen in younger mice and reduced inflammation. The aged mice were able to navigate mazes and learn spatial tasks as well as younger mice.
Light sensitive cells in the fetal retina communicate as part of an interconnected network, giving the retina more light sensitivity during development that previously believed.
Deep sleep restores the medial prefrontal cortex mechanisms that restore emotion. This lowers emotional and physiological reactivity, preventing the escalation of stress and anxiety.
An advanced neuroimaging study reveals how organophosphate exposure in the womb leads to altered brain activity in teens.
fMRI brain scans reveal semantic tuning during both reading and listening to words are highly correlated in selective areas of the cerebral cortex. The new brain maps enabled researchers to accurately predict which words would active specific regions of the cortex.
Sleep disruptions during middle age may be a potential biomarker for developing Alzheimer's disease later in life. Researchers found those who experienced sleep problems in their 40s and 50s had more amyloid beta accumulation in their brains later in life. Those whose sleep problems started in their 50s and 60s had increased levels of tau. Additionally, higher levels of tau were discovered in the brains of those who lacked synchronized brain waves associated with a good night's sleep.
Obtaining new information may be addictive. Study finds information acquisition shares the same dopamine producing reward system pathway as food, financial rewards and drugs.