Following a potentially life-threatening event, people often report seeing their “lives flashing before their eyes”, where a multitude of memories from life events are recalled almost instantaneously. Researchers present theories on why this phenomenon…
When people witness an act they find offensive, the brain inhibits neurons that control tongue movement in the same way as it does when a person tastes something bad.
Researchers explore why some people will ignore their personal beliefs and go along with the more extreme beliefs of a crowd. They report acting against personal beliefs and adopting a fused identity becomes an attractive solution, especially if the re…
Researchers have identified a causal link between strenuous exercise and ALS in people with genetic risk factors for the neurodegenerative disease. The study reports intense physical exercise contributes to motor neuron injury in those susceptible to ALS.
53% of dreams can be traced to memories, and of those, 50% are linked to memory sources of multiple previous life events. Additionally, 26% of dreams are associated with impending events. Future-orientated dreams become more prevalent during deeper sta…
Study reveals specific neurons in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex that become active when people are faced with the decision to learn or hide from information about an adverse event the person is not able to prevent.
Animal studies and analysis of human data reveal a link between vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of both opioid addiction and sun-seeking behaviors.
Commonly associated with helping improve brain function, the omega 3 fatty acid DHA may have another, previously unknown benefit. A new study reports DHA and other related fatty acids may help slow the development of cancerous tumors.
Combining artificial intelligence technology with data sets related to both Alzheimer’s and COVID-19, researchers were able to identify a mechanism by which coronavirus can lead to Alzheimer’s-like symptoms. The findings add to the growing body of evid…
A new study reveals people are able to recall memories from events that occurred when they were two and a half years old. The findings counter previous research, which reported the earliest memories usually form after the age of three and a half.
Researchers say people continue to process music, even when no songs are playing. This can lead to earworms, or tunes that get stuck in your head, which can crop up during sleep. People who experience earworms regularly at night are six times more like…
A new study reveals what goes on in the brain when a person embarks on a musical collaboration project.
Children from lower-income families and who greater adversity develop their first permanent molars before their peers with less stressful backgrounds.
Disregarding lab animals’ circadian rhythms can hamper reproducibility, validity, and reliability of research, researchers say.
Naked mole rats have a unique DNA repair mechanism that prevents them from developing cancers and neurodegenerative disorders, researchers say.
Study reveals the role the ventral tegmental area of the brain plays in craving protein-rich foods.
Researchers have identified three biomarkers in blood samples that confirm the link between exercise and improved cognitive function in older adults.
A new study sheds light on how genes are regulated in dementia. Researchers also identified 84 novel genes linked to dementia.
Chronic gut inflammation can trigger the clumping of alpha-synuclein in the walls of the colon, a new study reports. Researchers found chronic inflammation in the gut during early life can exacerbate the clumping of alpha-synuclein in the brains of old…
A new analysis of medical evidence of domestic mass shooters in the US reveals the majority of those who commit mass shootings have underlying and untreated mental health conditions.