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Stimulating brain pathways shows origins of human language and memory

Scientists have identified that the evolutionary development of human and primate brains may have been similar for communication and memory.

Fine tuning first-responder immune cells may reduce TBI damage

Immediately after a traumatic brain injury and as long as one year later, there are increased levels of immune cells called ILCs in the brain promoting inflammation, which can worsen brain damage, scientists report. They also report for the first time …

PTSD link to pandemic fears

A new study of 1040 online participants from five western countries explores people’s response to the stresses of the escalating pandemic, finding more than 13 percent of the sample had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related symptoms consistent …

MRI helps unravel the mysteries of sleep

Scientists are investigating brain activity during sleep with the help of MRI scans. It turns out our brains are much more active than we thought.

COVID lockdown loneliness linked to more depressive symptoms in older adults

Loneliness in adults aged 50 and over during the COVID-19 lockdown was linked to worsening depressive and other mental health symptoms, according to a large-scale online study.

Friends are most valued in cultures where they may be needed most

Researchers reveal cultural and health benefits of close human relationships in a new study.