Prescribing SSRIs during late childhood to those with genetic risk factors for psychosis can reduce the deterioration of intellectual abilities, a new study reveals. SSRIs appear to have a neuroprotective effect for certain brain areas associated with the onset of psychosis if provided early.
When people make eye contact with another person, their attention is immediately solicited and this causes a distortion in temporal perception. However, the shift in time perception does not change when people glance at non-social items or objects.
Using fMRI neuroimaging to evaluate the emotional state of people playing video games, researchers found different emotional components recruit several neural networks in parallel distribution throughout the brain. The transient synchronization between the different emotional components translates to different emotional states.
Study confirms an association between an imbalance in gut bacteria and the development of amyloid plaques in the brains of humans.
Researchers discover how the brain adapts in a study of children born without a corpus callosum.
A new study reports hyper-connectivity between substructures of the thalamus, and the cerebral cortex may be responsible for auditory hallucinations associated with schizophrenia.
Your personality traits might indicate whether you are at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as you age. Those who are less agreeable and more confrontational appear to have better neuroprotection against the disease. Lower agreeableness was associated with lower brain volume loss in the hippocampus, entorhinal cortex, and other areas linked to memory. Higher openness was also associated with lower brain volume loss in the hippocampus. The data suggests a combination of lower agreeableness and higher openness could be independent predictors of the preservation of brain volume in areas vulnerable to neurodegeneration.