People over the age of 45 who use anti-hyperglycemic medications to control their Type 2 diabetes are at increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis. However, those who are under 45 and take anti-hyperglycemic medications are at reduced risk of MS.
Researchers report we may see similarities between different languages as a result of the brain's preference for efficient information processing.
An eLife study reveals mantis shrimps have mushroom bodies in the brains. A key player in memory and learning in insects, mushroom bodies have not previously been identified in crustaceans. Researchers believe their finding could shed light on how brain structures evolved in arthropods.
According to researchers, thinking about your romantic partner when you are under a stressful situation can help to lower your blood pressure and heart rate.
Using MEG neuroimaging, researchers identify abnormalities in functional activity in brain regions which look structurally normal on conventional MRI scans. The findings could help with early detection of primary progressive aphasia.
Findings shed light on repulsion, or why the brain treats similar environments as though they are more different than a pair of environments that have nothing in common.
Daily morning blue-lightwave light exposure improved sleep and reduced the severity of symptoms for those suffering from PTSD.
Transcranial focused ultrasound (tFUS) can help elevate mood and decrease activity in brain networks associated with psychiatric disorders when directed at the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex.
Sleep deprivation increases the levels of serotonin 2A neurotransmitter receptors within 6 - 8 hours. Abnormal serotonin 2A receptor function is associated with hallucinations, cognitive impairment, and is linked to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.