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.
Moment-to-moment fluctuations in brain activity over a three-minute period can reliably predict how receptive a person with social anxiety will be to cognitive behavioral therapy.
A diet high in processed foods leads to neuroinflammation and memory decline in older rats, a new study reports. Supplementing a processed food diet with DHA, an omega 3 fatty acid, helped mitigate memory problems and reduce inflammation.
Researchers have identified how specific neurons in the cuneate nucleus help filter distracting information to coordinate dexterous movements. The findings have implications for the development of new prosthetics and robotic equipment that can fine-tun…
Study reveals blunted activity in the medial prefrontal cortex was associated with aggressive behaviors by abusive partners in relationships.
Mouse study identifies specific neurons and a signaling pathway to regions of the hindbrain that mediate sexual reproductive activity and physical activity that appear to influence activity behaviors during ovulation. The findings may provide valuable …
Oxytocin therapy is ineffective at improving social skills in children on the autism spectrum.
Singing and imagined musical improvisation were associated with weaker connectivity to the executive function network in the brain and to the feeling of flow, which allows for unhindered musical creativity.
Motor-sensing neurons in sensory organs play a key role in motion-induced sleepiness.
The NIMH and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard are conducting a virtual meeting to examine emerging data related to macrophage interactions with the immune system during HIV infection, macrophage reservoirs and approaches to their eliminatio…
The way a person’s brain responds to stress following a traumatic event, such as a car accident, may help to predict their long-term mental health outcomes, according to NIMH-supported research.
The European Quality in Preclinical Data announces the completion of their IMI project. The project provides a state of the art, learning, and fit-for-purpose system to facilitate evidence-based neuroscience research. The system is widely available, wi…
In the early stages of neurodegenerative diseases, microglia consume glucose to a greater extent than previously believed. The findings may serve as a new biomarker for a range of neurodegenerative disorders.
Neurosteroid replacement therapy may provide relief of symptoms for new mothers suffering from postpartum depression.
A new study adds additional evidence to the link between personality traits and Alzheimer’s risk. Researchers found brain changes associated with Alzheimer’s are visible early on in people with certain personality traits. Those who scored high for neur…
Breathing difficulties associated with Pitt Hopkins syndrome, a rare form of autism, have been linked to a specific set of neurons in the brainstem.