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Average IQ: What is it?

Intelligence quotient (IQ) is a score derived from standardized tests that measure a person’s cognitive ability against that of similarly aged peers. In this article, learn about the average IQ.

Scientists use crabs to validate popular method to identify unknown human brain neurons

A crab’s nervous system could help scientists learn what causes single neurons in the human brain to become ‘out of whack,’ which can contribute to the development of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing exactly how a single neuron o…

Open source EEG visualization tool

Researchers have developed a free open source computer program that can be used to create visual and quantitative representations of brain electrical activity in laboratory animals in hopes of developing countermeasures for opioid use disorder.

Brain differences detected in children with depressed parents

The largest brain imaging study of children ever conducted in the United States has revealed structural differences in the brains of those whose parents have depression.

16 myths about depression

Depression is a very common condition. Despite this, many myths and misconceptions continue to surround it. Learn more about depression here, including the facts.

Between arousal and inhibition

Why nerve cells in the brain process information differently.

Multiple correlations between brain complexity and locomotion pattern in vertebrates

Researchers have uncovered multi-level relationships between locomotion – the ways animals move – and brain architecture, using high-definition 3D models of lizard and snake brains.

New protein function could be key to treatment of drug addiction and behavioral disorders

The reward pathway of the brain causes feelings of happiness but is also involved in behavioral disorders like schizophrenia and addiction. A breakthrough study has now identified the role of a protein called Npas4 in the reward pathway, mediated by th…

Only ‘cat whisperers’ can read felines’ facial expressions

New research finds that most people are unable to read cats’ facial expressions, apart from a small group of so-called cat whisperers.

Improving blood vessel health in brain may help combat Alzheimer’s

Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or treat amyloid-beta accumulation.