In a systematic review of existing studies, researchers found that air pollution such as fine particulate matter can interfere with regions of the brain responsible for emotional regulation.
Psychologists know babies can form memories soon after birth. So why can’t people remember anything that happened to them before around age 2? A child development expert describes possible reasons.
Many people with epilepsy are unable to remember what happened immediately before they have a seizure. This may be because seizures and memory use the same pathways of the brain.
Ready to party post-pandemic, but at the same time feeling shy? Here’s how social isolation affects the brain – and what research suggests about the effects of resocialization.
New research demonstrates that it is more difficult to learn something new if the information had been rewarded in the past. In fact, the higher the reward, the worse the future learning.
Rats, too, struggle to learn how to do new things in new places — but it does get easier over time.
Attempts to find brain structures responsible for supposed cognitive sex differences have not succeeded.
Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.
Sugar triggers dopamine “hits” in the brain, making us crave more of it. Sugar also disrupts memory formation.
Researchers have discovered that the hippocampus and neocortex work together.
The brain can do a lot, but it is vulnerable, especially to traumatic events. Over the years, researchers have learned the unique ways in which it is damaged by experiencing or witnessing trauma.
What you remember of your last meal affects when and how much you eat next time around. Neuroscientists have now identified neurons in the brain’s hippocampus that are crucial to this process.
A Sept. 14 report on drug use suggested that opioid use has declined. But troubling trends in drinking among teens and young adults stood out. An addiction specialist explains the unique dangers.
Experiencing and witnessing violence in their communities can lead to emotional, social and cognitive problems for kids. A new study shows it affects how their developing brains grow, as well.
Study of the “memory centres” of the brain in adults offers hope for detecting Alzheimer’s disease earlier – before the onset of memory loss.
The scientists behind a controversial new study were surprised by their own results. But they carefully did all they could to ‘prove a negative,’ and their neurogenesis study is shaking up the field.
Rats were less able to find food after only three days on a diet high in sugar and saturated fat. So could a bad diet also be affect the human brain?
Our memories provide us with insight into events, knowledge of the world around us and influence our actions and behaviours – forming important aspects of our personality.
Many regions fundamental to mood are buried deep in the most primordial parts of the brain; that is, they are thought to have been among the first brain regions to develop in the human species.
Tiny particles of a mineral known as magnetite may be causing havoc with our health.