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This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

New research finds that targeted cognitive training improves verbal and auditory outcomes in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia.

Who is most likely to experience ‘hangxiety?’

New research finds that ‘hangxiety,’ the experience of anxiety during a hangover,┬áis higher among shy, introverted people than it is in extroverted people.

Being yelled at: Our brain on alert in a flash

What happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? Researchers have studied brain activity during the processing of various emotional voices. They discovered that we notice a voice much faster when it is …

What sets primates apart from other mammals?

Researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates — great apes and humans — apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare developmental brain disorder.

‘Chemo brain’ caused by malfunction in three types of brain cells, study finds

In a new study explaining the cellular mechanisms behind cognitive impairment from chemotherapy, scientists have demonstrated that a widely used chemotherapy drug, methotrexate, causes a complex set of problems in three major cell types within the brai…

Mom, I can’t recognize your face from profile view!

Babies recognize faces from profile view in the second half of the first year of life, new research shows.

Glutamate receptor affects the development of brain cells after birth

Whenever we learn or save information, the so-called ionotropic glutamate receptors play a crucial role in the brain. A subgroup of glutamate receptors are kainate receptors. They had been traditionally known for aiding the regulation of neuronal netwo…

Drawing is better than writing for memory retention

Researchers from the University of Waterloo found that even if people weren’t good at it, drawing, as a method to help retain new information, was better than re-writing notes, visualization exercises or passively looking at images.

OCD: Brain mechanism explains symptoms

The largest study of its kind examines the brains of people living with obsessive-compulsive disorder and offers new insights into the condition.

Classifying brain microglia: Which are good and which are bad?

Microglia are important to brain function, and also seem to play a role in disease. New work offers the most comprehensive accounting of brain microglia to date and opens a new chapter in brain exploration. The researchers performed RNA sequencing of 7…