Seven-month-old babies are able to detect whether a mosaic has a symmetrical structure, suggesting an automatic ability to extract structural patterns from complex images.
Antidepressants, such as the SSRI amitriptyline, antibiotics associated with developmental problems and sun cream components are contaminating water, and are being accumulated in fish. Exposure to the medications has effects on the molecular level to the fish. Researchers say this poses a problem as consumption of gilt-head bream is on the rise, and there could be a risk of the contaminants reaching humans via diet.
Vitamin B12 significantly prevents the neurotoxicity of LRRK2 genetic variants associated with hereditary Parkinson's disease. The findings may help with the development of new therapies to combat the neurodegenerative disease.
A new study investigates how babies learn to, and start to, speak.
Researchers report amnesia caused by cannabinoids relies on the activation of the CB1 receptor in mitochondria in the hippocampus.