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Damage to white matter is linked to worse cognitive outcomes after brain injury

A new study challenges the idea that gray matter (the neurons that form the cerebral cortex) is more important than white matter (the myelin covered axons that physically connect neuronal regions) when it comes to cognitive health and function. The fin…

How we retrieve our knowledge about the world

In order to find our way in the world, we classify it into concepts, such as ‘telephone’. Until now, it was unclear how the brain retrieves these when we only encounter the word and don’t perceive the objects directly. Scientists have now developed a m…

The cerebellum may have played an important role in the evolution of the human brain

The cerebellum — a part of the brain once recognized mainly for its role in coordinating movement — underwent evolutionary changes that may have contributed to human culture, language and tool use, according to a new study.

Exercise aids the cognitive development of children born preterm

A premature start in life can cause problems even into teenage years. A study indicates that training motor skills in these children helps even when they are older.

Alzheimer’s study: A Mediterranean diet might protect against memory loss and dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is caused by protein deposits in the brain and the rapid loss of brain matter. But a Mediterranean diet rich in fish, vegetables and olive oil might protect the brain from these disease triggers.

Possible novel migraine therapy

By discovering a potential new cellular mechanism for migraines, researchers may have also found a new way to treat chronic migraine.