University of Oregon researchers report those who write online journals that note feelings of gratitude develop an increase in altruism.
Researchers implicate the hippocampus in conceptual memory formation. The study reveals activity within the hippocampus and ventromedial prefrontal cortex is consistent with the retrieval of new concepts.
New insight into brain development in fruit flies may also shed light on maternal hypothyroidism in humans, researchers say.
Overall, restrictive eating was the only feeding practice that linked parent and child emotional eating.
Without their cell phones, study participants had increased difficulty concentrating and experienced more mind-wandering that those who had access to their phones. Those who had access to their phone, but were told to resist using them had greater perceived concentration abilities than those who had no access to their device.
Dendrites weave their way through space that balances their need to connect to other neurons, but there is a cost.
Researchers detail possible adverse reactions, from stroke to depression, for a common medication given to help treat multiple sclerosis.
Astrocytes help transition the brain from a highly plastic state to one that is more stable.