Worrying may have co-evolved with intelligence, according to a recent study.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Scientists report that they have mapped the physical architecture of intelligence in the brain. Theirs is one of the largest and most comprehensive analyses so far of the brain structures vital to general intelligence and to specific aspects of intellectual functioning, such as verbal comprehension and working memory.
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Obesity is one of the most serious problems haunting the young generation in the United States. Unhealthy weight gain usually results from unhealthy food habits and lack of physical exercise.
Federal regulators approved a new imaging test that can help doctors detect brain plaque in patients with cognitive decline caused by Alzheimer’s disease.
People who have had a history of frequent dental x-rays, particularly at a young age, have an increased risk of developing meningioma, the most common type of brain tumor in the United States.
Obesity is increasing worldwide in adults and children and is currently viewed by many as one of the most serious threats to public health. It is likely that solutions to the obesity pandemic will require changes in public policy and that scientific insight into obesity will be invaluable for guiding those changes. Now, a new review of human brain imaging studies published by Cell Press in the journal Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that a major reason for the dramatic increase i...
A person's memory declines at a faster rate in the two-and-a-half years before death than at any other time after memory problems first begin according to a new research.
Increasing age is a predictor of worse outcomes in traumatic brain injury.
Three independent autism studies have for the first time found several gene mutations, particularly ones from older fathers that significantly increase children’s risk for developing the disorder.
A compound found in red wine, grapes and other fruits, and similar in structure to resveratrol, is able to block cellular processes that allow fat cells to develop, opening a door to a potential method to control obesity.
Depressed individuals with a tendency to ruminate on negative thoughts, i.e. to repeatedly think about particular negative thoughts or memories, show different patterns of brain network activation compared to healthy individuals, report scientists of a new study in Biological Psychiatry.
The brains of people with anorexia and obesity are wired differently, according to new research. Neuroscientists for the first time have found that how our brains respond to food differs across a spectrum of eating behaviors – from extreme overeating to food deprivation. This study is one of several new approaches to help better understand and ultimately treat eating disorders and obesity.
One of the most frustrating challenges for some stroke patients can be the inability to find and speak words even if they know what they want to say. Speech therapy is laborious and can take months. New research is seeking to cut that time significantly, with the help of non-invasive brain stimulation.
How do we know what a lemon is, or a baseball? “Theories that explain how our brains store knowledge say that similar knowledge is stored in similar places. So things that are related – in how they look, how they smell, and so on – should overlap in the brain,” says Eiling Yee of the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, & Language. In other words, the same part of your brain might store the information that both lemons and canaries are yellow.