Both genetics and environmental factors contribute to socioeconomic status' impact in an interplay with effects that spans several areas of the brain.
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.
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.
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.
Deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens helps control symptoms of binge eating disorder and assists in weight loss.
Gene therapy enables a striking recovery of night vision in those who suffer from the childhood-onset blindness disorder Leber Congenital Amaurosis.
As the body moves between REM sleep and slow-wave sleep cycles, the hippocampus and neocortex interact to facilitate memory formation.
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.
Researchers have identified two gut bacterial species that produce fatty acid amides, stimulating CB1 endocannabinoid receptors in the gut which causes an increase in dopamine in the ventral striatum during exercise.