People are able to form the correct mental model of puzzles from either visual or haptic experiences alone and are able to predict haptic properties from visual ones. Findings suggest humans segment scenes into objects without explicit boundary cues by using purely statistical information.
Projection neurons have been implicated in the progression of multiple sclerosis. A new study reports projection neurons are damaged by immune cells. This damage could contribute to both atrophy and cognitive changes associated with the disease.
Encouraging empathy helps to improve creativity in school-aged children, a new study reveals.
In times of uncertainty, noradrenaline helps us learn and adapt our behaviors, researchers report.
Researchers document traumatic brain injury as a global health problem that affects 55 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of injury-related death and disability.
Researchers have identified two drugs, including one in trial as an anti-cancer drug, that appears to prevent neurodegeneration.
A new video-feedback parenting program shows promise in helping to reduce behavioral problems in children as young as 12 months old. Researchers say addressing problematic behaviors in toddlers could help reduce behavioral problems later in life.
People with mild cognitive impairment who had positive biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease in their cerebrospinal fluid performed worse on virtual reality navigation tasks. Virtual reality which incorporates navigational tasks could prove a helpful tool in the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease for those at risk.
Our ability to pinpoint the exact size and location of objects varies from one person to the next, and even within our own individual field of vision.
Researchers have identified a mechanism that allows the body to adapt to a low caloric intake and limits weight loss.
Restaurants serving wine in 370ml glasses, rather than 300ml glasses, sold more wine. However, they tended to sell less when 250ml glasses were used. The same effect was not seen in bars.
A new study reveals children of women with polycystic ovary syndrome have an increased risk of being diagnosed with ASD. Researchers report women with PCOS have a 2.3% change of having a child with autism, compared to a 1.7% change for mothers without the condition.