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Why some older adults remember better than others

New research marks the beginning of an effort to better understand memory and memory loss in older adults using advanced imaging and data analysis techniques.

An inexpensive technique shows how decisions light up the brain

A technique called COSMOS will help researchers understand how our brains work and aid in the development of new drugs. The inventors have created an instructional website to help other researchers build their own relatively-inexpensive COSMOS systems.

Expression of certain genes may affect vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder

A new study suggest that whether certain genes are expressed may play a role in susceptibility to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Squid studies suggest new route to therapy for ALS, targeting synaptic dysfunction

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is one of the most devastating adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases. Patients, including the late actor/playwright Sam Shepard, become progressively weaker and eventually paralyzed as their motor neurons degenerate…

Squid studies suggest new route to therapy for ALS, targeting synaptic dysfunction

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is one of the most devastating adult-onset neurodegenerative diseases. Patients, including the late actor/playwright Sam Shepard, become progressively weaker and eventually paralyzed as their motor neurons degenerate…

Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location

Neuroscientists found that a brain region called the lateral septum encodes spatial information with a special emphasis on the location of the reward.

Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location

Neuroscientists found that a brain region called the lateral septum encodes spatial information with a special emphasis on the location of the reward.

How ketamine combats depression

The anaesthetic drug ketamine has been shown, in low doses, to have a rapid effect on difficult-to-treat depression. Researchers now report that they have identified a key target for the drug: specific serotonin receptors in the brain. Their findings g…

Impact of children’s loneliness today could manifest in depression for years to come

A rapid review into the mental health impacts of loneliness on children and young people concludes that there could be a spike in demand for mental health services in the years to come.

Using brain imaging to demonstrate weaker neural suppression for those with autism

A new study shows the differences in visual motion perception in autism spectrum disorder are accompanied by weaker neural suppression in the visual cortex of the brain.