Researchers discovered a structure within the octopus nervous system by which the intramuscular nerve cords, which help the cephalopod to sense its arm movements, connect arms on the opposite side of the animal.
Bubonic plague, or the "Black Death" placed significantly selective pressure on humans, changing the frequency of certain immune-related genes and affecting our susceptibility to modern diseases.
Study reveals a 44% reduction in suicidal events, including suicide attempts and self-harm, in depressed patients who took folic acid supplements.
Smell loss in older individuals not only can predict cognitive decline, but it can also foretell structural changes in brain structures linked to Alzheimer's disease, a new study reports.
When it comes to famous logos and characters, people often experience a Visual Mandela Effect, or consistent, confident, and widespread false memories of such famous icons.
Researchers say they have found no evidence LSD microdosing improves mood or cognitive function.
Microglia, a key immune cell in the brain, appears to mediate the relationship between the gut microbiome and amyloid-beta deposits in male mouse models of Alzheimer's disease.
Frequency follow response (FFR) is a strong predictor of a person's ability to recognize and name musical notes, and may be an accurate metric for understanding a person's ability to recognize sounds. FFR may not be a fixed trait and can be improved over time.
Self-reported engagement in the narrative of a TV show synchronizes across people at the same points in the storyline. The synchronization was driven by the emotional content of the narrative. Neuroimaging reflected the similarities in brain activity synchronization at the same points of the story across the subject participants.
Nitrous oxide, a common anesthesia most often associated with dental procedures, may have a new purpose. Researchers found a single inhalation of 25% nitrous oxide gas was effective at alleviating symptoms of depression in those with a treatment-resistant form of the mental health disorder.
Findings suggest prediction may be a general feature of animal nervous systems in supporting quick behavioral changes.