Neuroimaging reveals surprisingly few links between white matter structure and reading ability in children.
The brain's structural connectivity alters as a result of long-duration space missions, a new study reports. The most significant changes were identified in white matter tracts, including the sensorimotor tract.
Learning a new language or playing a musical instrument has a positive impact on cognitive function in the aging brain, researchers report.
White matter hyperintensities were more common in athletes who played more contact sports or had more head injuries and concussions during their sporting careers.
The brain's white matter pathway organization during the first year of life may predict language acquisition and development at age five, researchers say.
Neuroimaging study revealed a significant number of professional rugby players had white matter abnormalities and abnormal changes to white matter volume over time.
HIV infection prevents myelin-associated oligodendrocytes from maturing, this, in turn, hampers white matter production in the brain.
Damage to highly connected regions of white matter in the brain following injury is more predictive of cognitive impairment than damage to highly connected gray matter hubs.