Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Brain scans detect Alzheimer's before onset of symptoms

Researchers in New Mexico and Croatia have used a brain scanning technique known as magnetoencephalography, or MEG, to search for a new biological fingerprint of Alzheimer's disease. The results of the study are published ...

Neuroscience

Three reasons to think twice about mapping the brain

The brain has a geography that matters. The cerebral cortex (the grey outer layer of the brain) is folded into our skulls in such a way as to reduce the wiring length of our neurons and improve cognitive function. Needless ...

Neuroscience

Study examines drowning-induced brain injury in children

A new study indicates that children who develop brain injury due to non-fatal drowning often experience severe motor deficits but maintain relatively intact perceptual and cognitive capabilities.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Less is more: Exposure to stimuli for overcoming phobia

A team of investigators, led by Bradley S. Peterson, MD, director of the Institute for the Developing Mind at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and Paul Siegel, PhD, associate professor of psychology at Purchase College of ...

Neuroscience

Study uncovers brain changes in offending pedophiles

New research reveals that certain alterations in the brain may be present in pedophiles, with differences between hands-on offenders and those who have not sexually offended against children.

Neuroscience

Next steps in understanding brain function

The most complex piece of matter in the known universe is the brain. Neuroscientists have recently taken on the challenge to understand brain function from its intricate anatomy and structure. There is no sure way to go about ...

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