Carriers of the Alzheimer’s associated APOE4 gene have more than double the risk of developing severe COVID-19, a new study reports. Additionally, more microscopic hemorrhages were found in the brains of APOE4 carriers who contracted coronavirus. Resea…
Hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention are more common in male dogs and young puppies, researchers say. The findings correspond to age and gender associated with ADHD in humans.
New findings reinforce the idea that dementia with Lewy bodies can be pathologically classified as two different and distinct disease types.
15 protein biomarkers have been identified as being linked to late-onset dementias. The biomarkers can predict cognitive decline and risk for dementia up to 20 years before the onset of symptoms.
Learning a new language can affect musical processing in children, researchers report. Findings support the theory that musical and linguistic functions are closely linked in the developing brain.
Stroke survivors who listened to vocal music had improved recovery of structural connectivity of language networks in the left frontal lobe compared to those who listened to audiobooks.
A new study finds those with Machiavellian personality traits are more open to the prospect of mind uploading once the technology becomes available. The study raises concerns about those with dark triad personality traits could disproportionately adopt…
People with depression often experience problems with visual perception. Researchers report issues with visual perception are likely linked to information processing differences in the cerebral cortex.
Combining brain activity data with artificial intelligence, researchers generated faces based upon what individuals considered to be attractive features.
Smokers with a higher dependency on tobacco had a greater probability of reporting symptoms of depression.
People consider moral decisions made by humanoid robots to be less ethically sound than when another human or traditional-looking robot makes the same decision.
Study sheds light on DNA methylation related to sleep deprivation in those with shift-work disorder.
SSRI’s, ketamine, and tricyclic antidepressants all bind with TrkB. The findings challenge the roles serotonin and glutamate receptors play in the effects of antidepressant medications.
Seniors embarking on musical hobbies, such as joining choirs, show improvements in cognitive function and flexibility.
The living environment has a significant impact on the skin microbiota, but not gut bacteria, in both humans and dogs.
Researchers have identified a novel coupling mechanism that links neural networks in the human brain.
Study reveals how gene control mechanisms determine the identity of neurons in the embryonic brainstem. A failure in differentiation in developing brainstem neurons can lead to behavioral abnormalities, including ADHD.
Combining EEG brain function data, brain-computer interface technology, and artificial intelligence, researchers have created a system that can generate an image of what a person is thinking.
The application of synchronized transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) restored the ability to walk in a patient with spinal cord injury.
People with dyslexia experience difficulties when acoustic variation was added to speech sounds. In the absence of the variation, neural speech sound processing was consistent between dyslexic and typical readers. Difficulties in detecting linguistical…