Legalization may have reduced the stigma associated with marijuana use in teens, a new study reports.
Larger hippocampal volume in combination with how safe teens feel in their community environments contribute to how depressed they feel, a new study reports.
Researchers report that inducing mutation of the CHD8 gene, mice experience cognitive impairments and have increased brain volume. Both conditions are also seen in people with CHD8 mutations. The findings suggest CHD8 plays a role in brain function throughout life and could affect more that early brain development in people on the autism spectrum.
According to researchers, the ability to assess memory quality appears in children, and metamemory continues to improve beyond childhood into adolescence. The findings could provide new insights into effective learning methods and assist teachers to devise new educational strategies.
A recent study in Stem Cell Reports suggests electrical fields can be used to help guide transplanted neural stem cells towards a specific location in the brain. The finding could pave the way for new treatment that could help repair brain damage.
Researchers from UC Davis report pregnant women who take 800 micrograms of folic acid could help lower risks of autism in their children, even when they were exposed to pesticides associated with increasing autism risk.
According to researchers, blocking the activity of oxytocin restored normal social behavior in stressed mice.
Researchers report our visual attention pays most attention to parts of a scene that have meaning to us, not the parts that stick out.
Researchers use virtual reality to discover how the brain assembles contextual memories.
A new PNAS study reveals typically developing children experience neurogenesis in the amygdala as they become adults. However, for those with autism, the amygdala loses neurons as they age.
A new study that used rhesus macaques with low levels of sociability revealed the animals had reduced levels of vasopressin in their cerebral spinal fluid, as did children diagnosed with ASD.