Illicit Amphetamine Use Linked to 5-Fold Heightened Risk of Psychosis
People who use illicit amphetamines are at a 5-fold higher risk of developing psychosis, a new study reports.
Exercise Can Help Older Adults Retain Their Memories
Regular exercise may help reduce declines in episodic memory for older adults.
Do We Really â€˜Lose Our Filterâ€™ as We Age?
From age-related brain shrinkage that may affect our social cognition, to feeling more confident in our own skin, researchers investigate why older people appear to lose their “filter” when it comes to some social interactions.
Understanding the Molecules and Brain Circuits Recruited by Stressful Experience
Specific inhibitory neurons in the prefrontal cortex appear to become persistently activated following acute stress. The findings may pave the way for the creation of more targeted therapeutics for stress.
Brains of Cosmonauts Get â€˜Rewiredâ€™ to Adapt to Long-Term Space Missions
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.
The Ethics of Research on Conscious Artificial Brains
A new ethical framework proposes researchers should already assume brain organoids already have consciousness, rather than waiting for research to confirm they do.
Differences Between Brains of Girls and Boys With Autism
In children with autism, girls had different patterns of connectivity than boys in brain areas associated with motor, language, and visuospatial attention. Generally, girls display fewer repetitive behaviors than boys, which may contribute to delays in…
Get to Know Your Brain
Your brain is an incredible and complex organ! It helps you think, learn, create, and feel emotions, and it controls every blink, breath, and heartbeat. Learn more about the parts of the brain and what each area helps control.
Bacteria in the Nose May Increase Risk of Alzheimerâ€™s Disease
Chlamydia pneumoniae, a bacterium that is commonly present in the nose, can invade the brain via nerves in the nasal cavity. Once the bacterium is in the central nervous system, brain cells react within days, depositing Alzheimer’s-associated amyloid-b…
Children With Insomnia Likely to Continue to Suffer as Adults
43% of children who experience insomnia continue to experience symptoms of the sleep disorder during adolescence and into adulthood.