Human hookworm infection, even at low levels, can cause rapid, acute and measurable cognitive impairments. Using rodent models, researchers found a link between the parasitic infection and alterations in both the microbiome and cognitive development.
Dopamine drives neuroplasticity in the auditory pallium region of the zebra finch brain, researchers report.
Study reveals how the amygdala plays a role in prepulse inhibition by activating inhibitory neurons in the brain stem of mice. The findings could have positive implications in the development of treatments for schizophrenia, OCD, and other disorders marked with impaired somatosensory gating.
Researchers hypothesis the projected decline in global population by 2064 will be a result of social stress.
Extreme "weather shock" experiences that occur during the early stages of life have significant effects on the cognitive, behavioral, and often physical development of a child.
A new meta-analysis of 15 studies reveals the optimum number of steps people of different age ranges should take per day in order to maximize longevity.
A new theory proposes there is an underlying relationship between nap transition in young children, brain development, and memory formation.
Contrary to expectations, researchers found older adults who live in countries with greater age bias had better health outcomes than those who lived in countries with less age bias. The study found older people tend to live longer in countries with more negative attitudes toward the aging population.