Glutamate binds to the subunits of its receptor only in specific patterns. The findings upend previous belief that each subunit binds glutamate independently and points to a new level of complexity in neurotransmission and drug response.
A new study sheds light on the movement of neurons throughout the brain during fetal development. Researchers also found the two hemispheres of the human cortex separated earlier in development than previously thought.
Despite common thought, not all people with dark triad disorders are void of empathy. Some people with dark triad disorders experience above-average empathetic capabilities. Researchers shed light on "dark empaths" and empathy deficits in those with dark triad disorders.
When cerebral amyloid angiopathy is present, the brain diverts most of the waste-removing fluid away from the glymphatic system.
Findings suggest children's facial perception abilities are not only profoundly impaired when people wear facemasks, but the level of impairment is greater than in adults.
Researchers say millions of people do not fit neatly into the sex designation assigned to them at birth, and a wrongful identification can set them up for a lifetime of mental health and physical challenges.
Researching the mechanics of how brain wrinkles and folds form may hold the key to understanding how brain disorders occur and identifying new treatment options.