Study Addresses Major Outstanding Question in Theoretical Models of Memory
Communication between the medial temporal lobe and prefrontal cortex determines how our experiences become memories. As the brain areas mature, the precise way they interact allows for the better formation of long-term memory.
A New Atlas of Cells That Carry Blood to the Brain
Researchers have created a comprehensive atlas of cell types in the brain’s cerebrovascular system.
Dogs Can Recognize Their Owner by Voice Alone
Differences in sound properties, including pitch and timbre, help dogs to recognize the voice of their owners over that of a stranger.
AI Generated Faces Are More Trustworthy Than Real Faces Say Researchers Who Warn of â€œDeep Fakesâ€
People have trouble distinguishing between real people’s faces and AI StyleGAN2 synthesized faces. People also consider AI-generated faces to be more trustworthy.
Transient Blood Pressure Spikes Coupled to Learning in Brain
Minor rises in blood pressure due to short-term stressors are linked to a brain area associated with consciousness and motor learning.
MRI Scans Show Few Brain Differences in Children With ADHD
A neuroimaging study found children aged 9 – 10 with ADHD have few differences in structural brain measurements compared to their peers without ADHD.
A Microbial Compound in the Gut Leads to Anxious Behaviors in Mice
A small-molecule metabolite produced by gut bacteria in mice, can travel to the brain and alter brain cell function, inducing anxiety behaviors.
Math Neurons Identified in the Brain
Some neurons become exclusively activated when performing addition, others become active when performing subtraction tasks.
How a Gene Variant Protects Against Alzheimerâ€™s
The P522R gene variant increases expression levels of several microglia genes which are reduced in people with Alzheimer’s disease.
Loneliness Has a Different Neural Basis Than Social Anxiety
People with social anxiety have increased amygdala activity during social decision making, and reduced activity in the nucleus accumbens during social feedback. Those who are lonely did not experience the same alterations as those with social anxiety, …