The recently discovered Homo longi lineage may be our closest relative. The findings have the potential to reshape our understanding of human evolution.
A new study in eLife provides evidence that our brains may drain waste via our lymphatic vessels. The vessels may act as a 'pipeline' between the brain and immune system. Researchers say the findings could alter the way we think about how the brain and immune system inter-relate.
On January 12th, the first full length, main stream album co-written by artificial intelligence was released. Researchers belie the collaboration could lead to a brand new style of music composition.
MDMA shows promise for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder. Combining the use of Ecstasy with psychotherapy treatments resulted in a reduction of PTSD symptoms after just one session. 54% of the study participants no longer met the PTSD criteria after two sessions. Patients also reported improvements in depression symptoms.
Those who received explicit instructions about the relationship between sound and spelling experienced dramatic improvements in their reading ability.
Prosopagnosia, or "face-blindness", involves an entire network, not just one area of the brain. The findings may shed light on poor facial processing abilities associated with autism.
Study reveals mice can learn to manipulate random dopamine impulses for reward.
Many of us feel obligated to perform acts for loved ones, such as calling more frequently or running an errand for an elderly friend, during this time of social distancing. Researchers report low-level obligations and acts of kindness can help strengthen relationships, while more substantive obligations can put a strain on relationships.
Researchers have discovered another purpose for the gut-brain axis; relaying information to the hippocampus to store information about our environment and location.