Novel artificial intelligence software can provide a precise assessment of the progression of geographic atrophy. The technology can also determine the integrity of photoreceptors and detect progressive degenerative changes beyond the main lessons associated with GA.
Researchers report low doses of THC can help restore memory and reverse some of the effects of brain aging in mice. The findings could open new avenues for treating dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.
Blocking the breakdown of a specific fat molecule in the the brains of mice lead to reduced learning ability and memory retention. Additionally, researchers noted an increase of Alzheimer's related proteins. Findings may help explain how dementia may develop in humans, researchers say.
A new study challenges the belief that epileptic seizures can be predicted by brain wave patterns. Researchers report they have found no evidence that specific brain wave patterns can be a predictive indicator of seizure onset.
The direction of appetite change associated with depression was linked to specific changes in the brain's reward system.
Researchers report inhibited activity of the amygdala makes people more susceptible to deception when it comes to illusory perception. The study suggests the amygdala might help to protect us against distortions in self-perception.
Study reveals lonely people showed reduced activity in the anterior insular cortex, an area of the brain associated with trust formation. The anterior insular cortex was less prominently connected to other brain regions in those who expressed feelings of loneliness.