Neuroscience

Brain's 'wakeful rest' network may be key to Alzheimer's risk

If you have ever let your mind wander, you have relied on the brain's default mode network (DMN). Scientifically, the DMN is a connection of brain regions that interact when a person is in a state of wakeful rest. This network ...

Medical research

New research reveals clues about the development of epilepsy

Traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of epilepsy, a chronic neurological disorder characterized by recurrent seizures that affects around 50 million people. A research team led by Bret Smith, professor and head of the ...

Neuroscience

Socialness is in the eye of the beholder

Although people are generally predisposed to perceive interactions to be social even in unlikely contexts, they don't always agree on exactly which information is social, according to a new Dartmouth College study.

Genetics

Autism-linked gene found to shape nerve connections

A gene linked to autism spectrum disorders plays a critical role in early brain development and may shape the formation of both normal and atypical nerve connections in the brain, according to a new study by Weill Cornell ...

Attention deficit disorders

Researchers identify brain markers of ADHD in children

Researchers analyzing the data from MRI exams on nearly 8,000 children have identified biomarkers of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and a possible role for neuroimaging machine learning to help with the diagnosis, ...

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