A new study in Neuron reports a simple, new neuroimaging technique has revealed a correlation between how well a person's brain regions are connected and intelligence.
Researchers argue those with dyslexia are specialized to explore the unknown. This explorative bias has an evolutionary basis that plays a crucial role in human survival.
Autistic adults are more vulnerable to negative life events, including employment difficulties, domestic abuse, and financial hardships. Negative life events may explain higher rates of depression and anxiety, and lower life satisfaction in those on the autism spectrum.
A simple smell test could help doctors to identify which patients in a vegetative state will recover. 100% of patients in a vegetative state who reacted to the sniff test went on to regain consciousness. 91% of those were still alive three years post-injury.
A new study reveals the impact climate played in the evolution of the human brain and body. Studying 300 fossils from the genus Homo found across the globe, researchers found those who lived in colder climates had larger body frames. Larger bodies provided a buffer from colder temperatures. Brain size tended to be larger in those who lived in environments with less vegetation and survived by hunting large animals, a task that involved higher cognitive function.
Removing Piezo1 from the surface of aged brain stem cells caused the cells to become rejuvenated and regain their normal regenerative function.
A new study reports mothers who feel more connected with their baby during pregnancy are more likely to have positive interactions with the infant when it is born. This can have a positive effect on the child's development.
Functional connectivity in the human brain changes in two distinct ways during adolescence.
A new study reports teenage daughters of fathers who suffered postnatal depression following their birth are at an increased risk of developing depression.