Researchers have identified a mechanism within the cholinergic system that underlies our ability to rapidly focus attention.
A new study confirms the link between vitamin D deficiency in newborns and an increased risk of schizophrenia later in life. Researchers report those born with a vitamin D deficiency had a 44% increased risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia as adults.
The thickness of the brain's neocortex influences how individual neurons process information, a new study reveals.
Researchers report on the role of the thalamus in perception and reaction to predators.
A new study provides further evidence for immune system activation during pregnancy and disruptions in brain development. Many adult diseases, researchers say, may originate during fetal development.
While it might be said that it is wrong to gossip, new research reports talking about other people's actions isn't all bad. Researchers report those who gossip about deviant actions of others have a better understanding of social norms, and a clearer sense of what is appropriate behavior.
Researchers have developed a new way to help understand how the vestibular system works as an animal stands still. The method involves using optical tweezers to study the activity in the vestibular system.
University of Queensland researchers report they have discovered evidence of neurogenesis in the amygdala. Researchers say their findings could help develop new avenues of treatment for fear processing disorders.