Children who are physically active have higher cognitive function and increased functional connectivity in the brain later in life than those who are less active, a new study reports.
From reflective journaling to creative prose, writing can help boost self-esteem, deepen a sense of self-control, and improve self-awareness. Writing can also help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
Depressed middle-aged carriers of the APOEe4 Alzheimer’s genetic variant are at risk of developing tau accumulations in brain areas associated with emotion and memory.
A new study sheds light on how COVID-19 has impacted sleep and mental health. Researchers found 32.9% of people reported a decrease in sleep and 29.8% said they slept more during the lockdown. Changes in sleep patterns correlated with self-reported men…
Study reveals the surface features of human prions responsible for their replication in the brain. The findings provide a template to identify structurally important sites on other misfolded proteins, such as those associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Engineering NK cells to resist immune suppression could be a path toward using NK cell-based immunotherapies for glioblastoma brain cancer.
Depleting the protein ADORA2B from the blood of mice led to faster cognitive decline, decreased auditory processing, and increased brain inflammation.
Inexpensive, commercial video games may help those suffering from anxiety and depression to combat their symptoms. Researchers found that, in addition to conventional games, virtual reality games could help people overcome mental health problems.
In recognition of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, NIMH is hosting a livestream event featuring NIMH grantee Dr. Barbara Rothbaum on June 17, 2021.
Researchers found an increased inflammatory signal in patients with the C90rf72 subtype of ALS. The increased inflammatory biomarkers could be found in peripheral serum tests.
Study reveals few differences in life satisfaction and limited differences in personality traits between those who are child-free and those who are parents.
P-glycoprotein, a critical toxin pump in the body, has the ability to remove amyloid plaques from the brain. Researchers say increasing P-gp in the blood-brain barrier of those at risk for Alzheimer’s could postpone or prevent the onset of the neurodeg…
Findings shed new light on the invariant rate of aging hypothesis, providing fresh evidence that death is inevitable.
Infants produce sleep spindles every 10 second, whether in REM or non-REM sleep. Sleep spindles and twitching are synchronized, allowing for twitch reactions to occur during non-REM sleep in infants.
A framing strategy constantly works behind the scenes to stabilize our visual experience, a new study reports.
Using data from brain activity, researchers were able to replicate the song of zebra finches in exact detail.
Artificial intelligence technology is able to break down a painting’s visual attributes. Trained by data from online users, the deep convolutional neural network was accurately able to predict an individual’s taste in art.
A new imaging study reveals how the MFSD2A transporter protein provides a gateway for omega-3 fatty acids to enter the brain.
Study reveals the significant role lipids play in regulating the amyloid pathway protein C99 and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.
Earworms, those songs that get stuck in your head, may help strengthen memories of music and life events, a new study reports.