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New computational tool could help optimize treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have developed a novel computational approach that incorporates individual patients’ brain activity to calculate optimal, personalized brain stimulation treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

New parts of the brain become active after students learn physics

A new study showed that, when confronted with physics problems, new parts of a student’s brain are utilized after receiving instruction in the topic.

Bursts of brain activity linked to memory reactivation

Leading theories propose sleep presents an opportune time for important, new memories to become stabilized. And it’s long been known which brain waves are produced during sleep. In a new study, researchers set out to better understand the brain mechani…

Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age

Brain activity and structure in transgender adolescents more closely resembles the typical activation patterns of their desired gender, according to new research. The findings suggest that differences in brain function may occur early in development an…

Depression speeds up brain aging, find psychologists

Psychologists have found a link between depression and an acceleration of the rate at which the brain ages.

What is formication?

Formication is the feeling of having insects crawling on or under the skin. This may lead to severe itching that affects a person’s quality of life. Near-constant scratching can also lead to complications, including infection and even sepsis. In this…