A study in Neuron found a brain activity pattern that signals anxiety in humans and mice, highlighting beta-coherence bursts between the amygdala and hippocampus as a potential universal biomarker for anxiety disorders.
Researchers at Guangdong Second Provincial General Hospital have identified disrupted brain connectivity in patients with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, particularly affecting the hippocampus. This study, using rs-fMRI, links these changes to cognitive impairments, offering new insights for diagnosis and treatment.
A Dutch study found having more friends in school can protect adolescents from mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Unreciprocated friendships increased these symptoms. The research highlights the importance of social networks in adolescent well-being.
Researchers have found rising suicide rates among Black women in the U.S. from 1999-2020, particularly in those aged 15-24. Analysis shows age, period, and regional effects, highlighting the need for targeted mental health interventions and addressing structural racism.
An Italian study found that transplanting gut microbiota from Alzheimer's patients into healthy rats induced cognitive deficits, suggesting a causal link between gut microbiota and Alzheimer's symptoms, and highlighting the gut-brain axis's role in the disease.
Music deeply influences maladaptive daydreaming, enhancing creativity and emotion in fantasies for many, but acting as a trigger for others, according to new psychology research.
Can cannabis offer a lifeline in the battle against drug addiction, particularly for those grappling with the perils of stimulants like crystal methamphetamine? New research from the University of British Columbia (UBC) suggests it might.
A study in Spain shows that children with more green spaces near their homes and schools have lower anxiety levels. This suggests enhancing green space exposure could improve youth mental health. The research highlights the importance of green spaces for...
Embarking on a Lenten journey without sweets? Delve into the neuroscience behind sugar cravings and addiction, and discover what awaits you in this 40-day challenge, from detox symptoms to dopamine dynamics.
A new study shows early life adversity (ELA) accelerates brain development in preschoolers, potentially leading to cognitive and mental health issues later. Analyzing brain scans from 549 children, researchers found that high ELA levels hasten maturation, affecting neuroplasticity and predisposing...
Alzheimer's disproportionately affects women, but groundbreaking research reveals a brain enzyme, CYP46A1, might offer protection. Utilizing an anti-HIV drug, this study explores how enhancing brain health and memory through hormonal balance could shield women from this devastating disease.
A study sheds light on how sleep deprivation affects emotions, dulling positive feelings more than negative ones in college students. Higher sleepiness led to less joy, highlighting sleep's crucial role in emotional health.
A recent study found that maltreated children think less positively, are more prone to rumination, and have a thinner brain region linked to emotion regulation. These factors are associated with depression.
Tokyo University scientists found that oxytocin, a brain chemical, enhances memory in mice. By activating oxytocin-producing neurons, mice improved at recognizing objects over time. This discovery could help address memory disorders and provides insights into cognitive function.