By watching individual neurons at work, a group of psychologists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has revealed just how stress can addle the mind, as well as how neurons in the brain's prefrontal cortex help remember information in the first place.
A study shows social isolation during early life prevents the cells that make up the brain's white matter from maturing and producing the right amount of myelin, the fatty "insulation" on nerve fibers that helps them transmit long-distance messages within the brain.
A new study pinpoints an effect which makes people turn their attention to something new, rather than dwell on their most recent thoughts. The findings could have implications for studying disorders such as ADHD and autism.
Researchers find definitive brain alterations in veterans with GWI, caused as the result of exposure to neurotoxic chemicals during the first Gulf War. The study confirms working memory is affected in those with GWI.