ZME Science: Value your memory? These 3 nutrients will keep it strong

Memory loss is a common part of aging, but for those struck by more severe forms – Alzheimer’s and other associated dementias – these deficits can be devastating. In fact, memory loss is such a serious problem that Alzheimer’s and related conditions will cost the United States $277 billion in healthcare, support, and lost productivity […]

NBC News: This is your brain on spring fever

Now that spring has truly (and finally) sprung, a feeling of restlessness permeates the air, as if we’ve all been set loose from our cages. Clichés might dictate we clean out our closets, which is a useful way to pass the time during a chilly May shower, but if the sun’s out and it starts […]

Medical Xpress: Brain activity alternates while stepping

Human steps are associated with neural activity that alternates between the left and right sides of the brain, finds a study of Parkinson’s disease patients published in JNeurosci. The research recommends future investigations address whether alternating deep brain stimulation accordingly may improve gait in movement disorders. (May 14, 2018) Read the full article here

Science Alert: Schizophrenia could be physically changing the body, not just the brain

Schizophrenia is considered a disorder of the mind, influencing the way a person thinks, feels and behaves. But our latest research shows that organs, other than the brain, also change at the onset of the disease. Scientists have known for a long time that people with schizophrenia have much higher rates of physical illness compared […]

Science Daily: Details of brain networks in autism

A new study analyzing more than 1,000 brain scans reveals surprising new insights into brain networks in people with autism, after applying a new personalized approach to brain mapping. The new approach provides a way to examine the location of individual brain networks with more precision. (May 14, 2018) Read the full article here

Science Blog: Brain size mediates the association between height and cognitive ability

Reports from several studies have identified a link between height and general cognitive ability, or intelligence, but the mechanisms underlying this association are not well known. Researchers from the University of Helsinki, University of California San Diego and Boston University found that this association is mediated by cortical surface area. (May 14, 2018) Read the […]