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Research reveals the pons plays a significant role in processing sad information

Researchers conducted studies to explain the neural mechanisms of the pons-corticolimbic network in perpetuating sad mood in depression.

Feelings of detachment predict worse mental health outcomes after trauma

Following trauma, feeling detached from one’s surroundings may suggest a higher risk of later developing serious mental health conditions. It’s important to screen for feeling detached to identify patients who might benefit from preventive care.

Reducing air pollution can support healthy brain development

A new study finds that having a portable air cleaner in the home can reduce the negative impacts of air pollution on brain development in children. Scientists are studying the benefits of using air filters to reduce exposure to air pollution during pre…

Muscle biopsy test for biomarker could lead to earlier diagnosis of ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive disease of the nervous system. It affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord called motor neurons. Motor neurons control muscle movement and ALS causes them to deteriorate and eventually die. T…

How the brain interprets motion while in motion

New research provides insights into a neural mechanism involved in how the brain interprets sensory information. The research may have applications for treating brain disorders and designing artificial intelligence.

Walking gives the brain a ‘step-up’ in function for some

It has long been thought that when walking is combined with a task — both suffer. Researchers have now found that this is not always the case. Some young and healthy people improve performance on cognitive tasks while walking by changing the use of ne…