Ketamine alters neural activity in the cerebral cortex, silencing normally active neurons and activating neurons that are normally inactive. The ketamine activity-induced "switch" in brain regions associated with depression may help explain its treatment effects.
As the body moves between REM sleep and slow-wave sleep cycles, the hippocampus and neocortex interact to facilitate memory formation.
Gene therapy enables a striking recovery of night vision in those who suffer from the childhood-onset blindness disorder Leber Congenital Amaurosis.
Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens helps control symptoms of binge eating disorder and assists in weight loss.
Young teens who have tendencies toward impulsivity are more likely to develop behavioral conduct disorders, including ASPD and alcohol use disorder in older adolescence. Targeting impulsivity early may help to prevent the development of behavioral disorders later in adolescence.
19% of Americans say they are worried about contracting Monkeypox over the next three months. Most people remain uncertain about how Monkeypox is transmitted, or whether a vaccine is available.
A new study of the hippocampus reveals immature, plastic neurons are present in significant numbers during the entire lifespan. The findings shed new light on neuroplasticity.
Both genetics and environmental factors contribute to socioeconomic status' impact in an interplay with effects that spans several areas of the brain.
In older adults, depression occurs independently of inflammation, a new study reports. However, the depression-inflammation link is a result of greater incidences of inflammatory disorders, like arthritis, which become more common as we age.
Once a person identifies they are languishing, this can help bring clarity to one's experiences.