Newly identified "nerd cells" code for speed, direction, and position all at once.
Protein deposits from senile plaques affect the walls of blood vessels and alter their growth factor, causing dysfunction in the brain's small blood vessels.
Specific genes that contribute as risks for developing schizophrenia also affect the thickness and size of the brain's surface.
People with older-looking brains were born with lower birth weight and genes for smaller brains compared to those with normal aging brains, a new study reports. As both factors present early in life, researchers say "brain age" is likely related to early life influences and not so much on events that occur later in life.
Researchers shed light on how the brain responds to unexpected sounds.
Findings reveal the relationships between socioeconomic status, brain size, and cognition are established early in life.
Cortical-asymmetry loss begins when we hit our thirties, with an accelerated decline as we enter our sixties. The brain changes are further accelerated in those with Alzheimer's disease.
Our perception of musical timing is closely linked to the quality of the sound.
Disruptions in fiber tracts connecting brain regions associated with cognitive behavior and emotional regulation in teens appear to be linked to higher risk of psychiatric disorders, researchers report.
A new measuring method has detected oxytocin at much higher rates in blood serum and plasma than researchers previously thought.