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January 29, 2020

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A team of researchers has conducted the first study of how baby and adult brains interact during natural play, and they found measurable connections in their neural activity. ... read more
Researchers applied tools from network science to identify how anatomical connections in the brain develop to support neural ... read more
Researchers have identified a gene in mice that seems to influence memory recall at different times of day and tracked how it causes mice to be more forgetful just before ... read more
New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long ... read more
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High School GPAs Are Stronger Predictors of College Graduation Than ACT Scores

Students' high school grade point averages are five times stronger than their ACT scores at predicting college graduation, according to a new ... read more

Walnuts May Slow Cognitive Decline in at-Risk Elderly

Eating walnuts may help slow cognitive decline in at-risk groups of the elderly population, according to a study conducted by researchers in California and ... read more

Blue Light Triggers Memory and Emphatic Fear in Mice Via a Non-Invasive Approach

Researchers have engineered an improved biological tool that controls calcium (Ca2+) levels in the brain via blue light. This monster-OptoSTIM1 causes a change in mice's fear learning behavior ... read more

Acid Reflux Drugs May Have Negative Side Effects for Breast Cancer Survivors

Acid reflux drugs that are sometimes recommended to ease stomach problems during cancer treatment may have an unintended side effect: impairment of breast cancer survivors' memory and ... read more

In Mice, Alcohol Dependence Results in Brain-Wide Remodeling of Functional Architecture

Using novel imaging technologies, researchers produce first whole-brain atlas at single-cell resolution, revealing how alcohol addiction and abstinence remodel neural physiology and function in ... read more

Brain Blood Flow Sensor Discovery Could Aid Treatments for High Blood Pressure and Dementia

Scientists have discovered the mechanism that allows the brain to monitor its own blood supply, a finding in rats which may help to find new treatments for human conditions including hypertension ... read more

Risk of Lead Exposure Linked to Decreased Brain Volume in Adolescents

In a study using brain scans from nearly 10 thousand adolescents across the country, investigators show that risk of lead exposure is associated with altered brain anatomy and cognitive deficits in ... read more

When Pregnant Moms Are Stressed Out, Babies' Brains Suffer

Knowing that your unborn fetus has congenital heart disease causes such pronounced maternal stress, anxiety and depression that these women's fetuses end up with impaired development in key ... read more

Rejuvenating the Brain With Stem Cells

The older we get the more our brains will find it difficult to learn and remember new things. The research group used a method to stimulate the small pool of neural stem cells that reside in the ... read more

Lifestyle Choices Could Slow Familial Frontotemporal Dementia

A physically and mentally active lifestyle confers resilience to frontotemporal dementia (FTD), even in people whose genetic profile makes the eventual development of the disease virtually ... read more

Severe Childhood Deprivation Has Longstanding Impacts on Brain Size in Adulthood

Researchers have shown that the brains of young adult Romanian adoptees who were institutionalized as children are around 8.6% smaller than the brains of English adoptees who have not suffered this ... read more

Keep Exercising: New Study Finds It's Good for Your Brain's Gray Matter

A study provides new evidence of an association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health, particularly in gray matter and total brain volume -- regions of the brain involved with cognitive ... read more

Objective Subtle Cognitive Difficulties Predict Amyloid Accumulation and Neurodegeneration

Researchers report that accumulating amyloid protein occurred faster among persons deemed to have 'objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties' (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered ... read more

The Link Between Drawing and Seeing in the Brain

Drawing an object and naming it engages the brain in similar ways. The finding demonstrates the importance of the visual processing system for producing drawings of an ... read more

Understanding the Adolescent Brain

New research from neuroscientists shows that the brains of adolescents struggling with mental-health issues may be wired differently from those of their healthy ... read more

Bilingual Children Are Strong, Creative Storytellers, Study Shows

Bilingual children use as many words as monolingual children when telling a story, and demonstrate high levels of cognitive flexibility, according to new ... read more

Obesity Could Affect Brain Development in Children

New research found that obese children had a thinner pre-frontal cortex than normal weight children. The thinner cortex could be factor in the decreased executive function earlier studies observed ... read more

Brain Waves in Mice Change Based on Memory Age

Researchers have discovered signatures in brain activity that allow them to tell old and new memories apart. The team analyzed recordings from mouse brains using a machine-leaning algorithm, which ... read more

Mothers' and Babies' Brains 'More in Tune' When Mother Is Happy

Mothers' and babies' brains can work together as a 'mega-network' by synchronising brain waves when they interact. The level of connectivity of the brain waves varies according to ... read more

The Effect of Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy

Exposure to antidepressants during pregnancy and the first weeks of life can alter sensory processing well into adulthood, according to research in ... read more

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