Inflammation appears to have a negative impact on attention and cognition.
During memory formation, the directional coupling between the neocortex and hippocampus alters. Decreased power in brain oscillations in the neocortex preceded and predicted increased power in the hippocampus. The reverse occurs during memory retrieval.
Adults who were maltreated as children have an increased risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder, and anxiety than their peers who were not abused.
Older people who have never participated in resistance exercise programs have a similar ability to build mass muscles as those who frequently exercise and are of similar age. Researchers say that it doesn't matter whether or not you have exercised throughout your life, starting late can still have excellent health benefits.
Simple lifestyle alterations can help reset the circadian clock, leading to improved mental and physical health for those who have trouble getting to sleep at night.
Women who experience interpersonal violence from their partners are three times as likely to develop a mental health problem, including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Not only did researchers find a higher chance of developing a mental illness following domestic abuse, but also discovered those with a mental health problem were more likely to experience abuse in future relationships.
Memory performance can be enhanced by rhythmic neural stimulation, using both invasive and non-invasive techniques.
Maternal exposure to infection prior to pregnancy can transfer into life long cellular immunity in infants who are breastfed.
A new MRI study reveals those who get to sleep and wake up late have lower resting brain connectivity in regions associated with the maintenance of consciousness. Researchers report the reduced brain connectivity is linked to poorer attention, slower reactions and increased daytime sleepiness.
Study reports people access fully detailed memories at different speeds and levels of detail, often accessing older information first. Findings could help developing treatments for those with PTSD, researchers say.