The Brain Being Yelled AtNews
Sight and hearing are the two main sensory modalities allowing us to interact with our environment. But what happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? How does it process this information? To answers these questions, researchers studied brain activity during the processing of various emotional voices.READ MORE
Oligodendrocytes, Microglia and Astrocytes Linked to 'Chemo Brain'News
Three types of cells in the brain’s white matter show interwoven problems during the cognitive dysfunction that follows treatment with the cancer drug methotrexate, Stanford neuroscientists have found.
Regular early head circumference assessments add valuable information when screening for long-term neurocognitive risk – according to new research by an international research collaboration, including the University of Warwick, UK and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, US.
Age-related declines in abstract reasoning ability predict increasing depressive symptoms in subsequent years, according to data from a longitudinal study of older adults in Scotland. The research is published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
Old age is the greatest risk factor for many diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD) and cancer. Geroprotectors are a recently identified class of anti-aging compounds. New research has now identified a unique subclass of these compounds, dubbed geroneuroprotectors (GNPs), which are AD drug candidates and slow the aging process in mice.READ MORE
The cognitive skills and personality of a future employee are examined during a job interview. However, qualifications and a nice character don’t necessarily mean that the interviewee will be a good boss or a competent colleague. To overcome this, Researchers have devised an emotional intelligence test that measures emotional competences at work.READ MORE
Shedding light on neural regeneration mechanism by recognizing subtle variation in the gradient profiles of guidance molecules.READ MORE
The choroid plexus is a complex network of cells that produce cerebrospinal fluid, and form an important barrier between the CNS and the blood. A new study has set out to discover why it also contains vastly higher levels of the anti-aging protein klotho that any other brain region.READ MORE
Researchers have added to evidence that a shortage of specific tiny molecules that silence certain genes is linked to the development and growth of pediatric brain tumors known as low-grade gliomas.READ MORE
Mapping of a certain group of cells, known as oligodendrocytes, in the central nervous system of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis (MS), shows that they might have a significant role in the development of the disease. The discovery can lead to new therapies targeted at other areas than just the immune system.