Pigment-dispersing factor, a signalling protein that helps the brain keep track of time, also helps to regulate memory formation.
How the brain represents and codes a pleasant outcome can have an impact on decision making.
Impaired blood flow to specific areas of the brain coincides with Tau buildup in Alzheimer’s patients. As cognition declines, the relationship between vascular dysfunction and Tau accumulation strengthens.
fMRI study reveals dogs do not have a specific face area similar to that of primates. Dogs’ brain activity showed little response to faces but increased in response to seeing another dog over a human.
Area 32, a region of the anterior cingulate, balances activity from cognitive and emotional areas of the primate brain.
Study provides contrary evidence to existing theory, finding anxiety and fear reflect overlapping neural circuits.
Time-sensitive neuron fatigue in the supramarginal gyrus skew how we perceive time.
Stroking the skin can be as effective at relieving an itch as scratching, a new study reports. Rubbing an itch activates touch receptors and recruits anti-itch neurons in the spinal cord.
Exercise increases levels of galanin in the brain stem, making mice more resilient to stress.
Synchronized activity between the ventromedial prefrontal cortex and temporoparietal junction improves learning and decision-making when people try to avoid harming others.