Thinking Outside the Box About Memory

August 15, 2018

Researcher Eleanor Maguire argues that long-term storage of autobiographical memories is done by the vmPFC, part of the prefrontal cortex, while the hippocampus plays a subordinate but critical role. She presented new research at the FENS Forum in Berlin last month.

Thinking Outside the Box About Memory

August 15, 2018

Researcher Eleanor Maguire argues that long-term storage of autobiographical memories is done by the vmPFC, part of the prefrontal cortex, while the hippocampus plays a subordinate but critical role. She presented new research at the FENS Forum in Berlin last month.

Thinking Outside the Box About Memory

August 15, 2018

Researcher Eleanor Maguire argues that long-term storage of autobiographical memories is done by the vmPFC, part of the prefrontal cortex, while the hippocampus plays a subordinate but critical role. She presented new research at the FENS Forum in Berlin last month.

Thinking Outside the Box About Memory

August 15, 2018

Researcher Eleanor Maguire argues that long-term storage of autobiographical memories is done by the vmPFC, part of the prefrontal cortex, while the hippocampus plays a subordinate but critical role. She presented new research at the FENS Forum in Berlin last month.

Heroin vs. the Runner’s High: Different Action on Neurons

August 1, 2018

Researchers had assumed that opioid drugs mimicked the actions of naturally occurring opioids in the brain, binding to the surface of cells, but new research shows that drugs also enter the cell and bind to internal components. This difference could help point the way to treatments that are less addictive than currently available opioids.

Do Complex Tasks Train Your Brain to be More Efficient?

July 25, 2018

Musicians and people who speak multiple languages are faster at identifying sound location and type but show differences in speed of recalling past sounds.

The Sleep-Deprived Brain

July 18, 2018

NIH researchers find that a single night’s missed sleep increases levels of amyloid-beta in the brain, adding to the evidence that maintaining healthy sleep habits is good medicine.

Epigenetic Changes Guide Development of Different Brain Regions

July 11, 2018

Researchers sharpen a tool and discover different patterns of gene modification in two regions of mouse brain.

Nibbling on Neurons: A Closer Look at Synaptic Pruning

June 27, 2018

Researchers in Italy have build a better scanner, and found that some microglia aren't removing whole synapses but merely trimming them a bit.

The Language of Dementia

June 20, 2018

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia significantly affect language skills. Researchers are testing the possibility that spoken language tests could aid in diagnosis of these conditions.

Mom's Immune System Influences Baby’s Salience Network

June 13, 2018

One effect of an immune reaction during third trimester is greater connectivity in child’s network directing attention and focus at 14 months. 

Psychiatrists Explore a ‘Circuits First’ Approach to Mental Illness

June 6, 2018

Researchers discuss potential of brain scanning for diagnosis and treatment at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

Wrestling With Our Digital World

June 5, 2018

Researchers explored benefits, dangers, and potential of our modern “device culture” at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? New Insights into the Links Between Depression and Cardiovascular Disease

May 29, 2018

Many people with low mood also carry higher risk for heart troubles, and vice versa. Inflammation may be a conduit for both.

Heart Associations Add Brain-Health Recommendations

May 22, 2018

Researchers find strong connections between mid-life heart health and later-life brain health.

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