Researchers reveal participating in low impact step aerobics for five minutes following learning helped people to retain information they had just learned better than those who did not exercise.
The strength of a person's mental imagery is associated with excitability in the prefrontal cortex and visual cortex. Highly excitable neurons in the visual cortex may reduce a person's ability to imagine mental images. The findings shed light on how aphantasia, a condition where a person can not imaging mental images, may occur.
Superagers, people aged 95 and older, showed more activation between their left and right frontoparietal control network in their brains than their younger counterparts. The superior connectivity contributed to better performance on visuospatial cognitive tasks, a new study reports.
A new study reports the brain considers our internal voice to be the same as speaking our thoughts aloud. The findings could have important implications for understanding auditory hallucinations in Schizophrenia.
Manipulating newly identified pathways can reduce drug seeking behavior, a new study reports.
A new study reports children born to teenage mothers are at increased risk of being diagnosed with developmental problems by age 5 than their peers born to older mothers. Researchers also report children born to mothers over 35 may also have a slightly elevated risk of developmental issues.
A new study reports ketamine may be a safe and effective method of treating depression in older people. The University of New South Wales study reveals ketamine was well tolerated by those with depression, and repeated treatments led to a higher likelihood of remission.
Researchers have created the first genetic map of the cerebral cortex, which identifies over 300 genetic variants that influence the structure of the brain region.
Aphantasia, a disorder in which people are lack the ability to mentally visualize imagery, is also associated with a widespread pattern of changes to other important cognitive processes. Many with aphantasia report a reduced ability to recall past events, imagine the future, and dream.
A new study reports some people with schizophrenia have increased numbers of immune cells in their brains. Researchers say the immune cells may be producing inflammatory signals in those with the condition.