Adolescent binge drinking has vast functional implications on the developing brain, researchers report. Binge drinking decreases function in areas responsible for sensory, motor, memory, and cognitive processes.
According to researchers, having high levels of neuroticism may put people at higher risk of mood disorders. However, if the person is also extroverted or conscientious, the combined personality traits may act as a buffer against depression and anxiety.
A new neuroimaging study reveals tasks that require audiovisual processing are extremely difficult for children with dyslexia. The findings could lead to new tests that help identify the disorder before children fall behind their peers.