Activation of the immune system oscillates throughout the day, peaking just before we wake.
Researchers say the brain appears to be wired to calculate not the shortest path, but the “pointiest” path, facing us toward our destination as much as possible.
A new rodent study uncovers a neural circuit in the brain that appears to govern pain-induced anhedonia. Altering the activity of this circuit restored motivation in pre-clinical models of pain.
Variations in the TSPO neuroinflammation-associated protein’s structure correlates with worse survival outcomes for male glioblastoma brain cancer patients than females.
Study reveals a causal mechanism for pain reduction may be due to an antibiotic-induced shift in the gut’s amino acid concentrations.
Contrary to popular belief, a child’s visual perception does not reach adult level at age seven. A new study reveals children’s visual perception continues to develop and does not reach maturity until age ten.
Researchers have identified a pre-programmed neural circuit in the basolateral amygdala of mice that processes both positive and negative stimuli.
Performance of newly acquired motor skills can be improved by reactivating memories during sleep, a new study finds.
Serotonin-producing neurons in the brainstem release serotonin throughout the brain during moments of novel social encounters. The release of serotonin stimulates neurons in the medial septum via a subtype of serotonin-sensitive receptor molecules. Blo…
Researchers investigate why many of us wake in the middle of the night and dwell on our fears.
A painting of a naked woman by Picasso has been hidden under one of his “Blue Period” works for almost a century. With the help of artificial intelligence, researchers have been able to reproduce the lost painting.
Both those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia have alterations in the social brain network and a diminished correlation with real-world social network size.
Study reveals microglia play an important role in the maintenance of blood delivery to the brain. The findings may prove important to the study and treatment of cognitive decline, dementia, and stroke.
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.
A new, freely available brain atlas reveals how brain metabolism changes throughout the life of mice.
Memories of objects from stressful situations rely on similar neural activity to memories of the stressful events themselves.
A new study reveals our genes play a key role in how our bodies respond to exercise. Researchers also identified specific genes that influence the outcome of different types of physical activity.
Each person has a specific brain “fingerprint”, and that fingerprint changes over the course of our lives, a new study reports.
Those with a genetic predisposition to clinical depression are more likely to exhibit physical symptoms including migraines, chronic pain, and fatigue, researchers report.
How do we make decisions during times when we are uncertain? A new study may have clues. Researchers identified a specific set of neurons that prevent the brain from using unreliable information when faced with decision-making.