How Dangerous Are Concussions?

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Each year in the United States, players of sports and recreational activities receive between 2.5 and 4 million concussions. How dangerous are all those concussions?

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Learning and Unlearning Fear: The Role of Adrenaline in the Brain

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Scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered that emotional and flexible learning rely on an important division of labor in the brain.

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Autism Risk Higher if Pregnant Mothers Have Infection Requiring Hospitalization

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Studies have shown that mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism.

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2017 ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE FACTS AND FIGURES

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Video describing the prevalence of Alzheimer's Disease from the Alzheimer's Association

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Sexual Arousal Regulates Sleep Homeostasis

Sexual Arousal Regulates Sleep Homeostasis

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Researchers use male fruit flies to show sleep pressure after sleep deprivation can be counteracted by raising their sexual arousal.

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Visual Attention Drawn to Meaning, Not What Sticks-Out, In a Scene
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Our visual attention is drawn to parts of a scene that have meaning, rather than to those that are salient or “stick out,” research finds.

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Inflammatory Markers Upregulated in Majorly Depressed Human Brains
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Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study.

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New Insights into Brain GPS System Made
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New insights into how the brain is organized to help a person navigate through life, gained.

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