Neuroscience

Personality may influence brain shrinkage in aging

(PhysOrg.com) -- Psychologists at Washington University in St. Louis have found an intriguing possibility that personality and brain aging during the golden years may be linked.

Neuroscience

Mediterranean diet may have lasting effects on brain health

A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely. The study is published in the January 4, 2017, online ...

Neuroscience

Study finds gray matter density increases during adolescence

For years, the common narrative in human developmental neuroimaging has been that gray matter in the brain - the tissue found in regions of the brain responsible for muscle control, sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, ...

Neuroscience

Mild hearing loss linked to brain atrophy in older adults

A new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania shows that declines in hearing ability may accelerate gray mater atrophy in auditory areas of the brain and increase the listening ...

Neuroscience

Substance abuse reduces brain volume in women but not men

Stimulant drug abuse has long-term effects on brain volume in women, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Brain structures involved in reward, learning and executive control showed vast changes ...

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