Researchers report adolescent cannabis use alters the structural development of the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that helps control higher cognitive functions.
Researchers have identified a new target of alcohol in the brain. A new study reveals alcohol blocks the KCNK13 potassium channel within the membrane of dopamine releasing neurons in the ventral tegmental area.
Researchers report mice with epilepsy have alterations in neural pattern activity in an area of the brain that controls the reproductive endocrine system.
A new mouse study reveals long term exposure to bacteria associated with periodontal disease causes neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration, leading to similar effects of Alzheimer's disease. Researchers report periodontal disease may be an initiator of Alzheimer's.
Study confirms infants can detect differences in power between individuals and expect those differences to endure over time. Researchers say, at 21 months old, a child can distinguish between respect based power asserted by a leader and fear based power asserted by bullies.
A new study sheds light on the genetic basis of fox behaviors and, researchers say, the findings could have implications for human behavior. The study reports the SorCS1 gene contributes to social behaviors in foxes.
Researchers report rats exposed to phthalates, both while in the womb and through lactation, had fewer neurons and synapses than peers who were not exposed to the plasticizing chemicals. Additionally, the phthalate exposed rats showed deficits in cognitive flexibility.
Researchers explore the mechanisms behind ketamine's effectiveness at treating depression. The study reports the long lasting effects of ketamine may be due to G proteins timing in moving back to lipid rafts.
A new study reveals focusing attention to the context of a memory, rather than the emotional aspects, increases activity in brain regions associated with executive function and attention.
Researchers say almost one third of Americans are unknowingly taking medications that can increase depression and suicide risks.
Researchers say typical neuroimaging studies generally utilize small sample sizes, making them a challenge for other neuroscientists to replicate.