Something as simple as a regular after-school exercise program has been found to enhance cognition in 7, 8 and 9-year-olds.
New brain scan software found 16 key functional connections that allowed it to tell, with high accuracy, who had been diagnosed with autism and who had not.
We know that sleep is crucial for learning and memory - but exactly how the brain forms long-term memories not well understood.
Do naps prevent burnout? Evidence is mounting that sleep may enhance information processing and learning, and can ease irritation and frustration.
Tinnitus and chronic pain have more in common than their ability to afflict millions with the very real experience of 'phantom' sensations.
Researchers were able to observe just how different tinnitus is from normal representations of sounds in the brain.
Researchers have shed new light on why people tend to snack at night: some areas of the brain don't get the same 'food high' in the evening.
Functional differences between autistic and non-autistic brains have been isolated for the first time.
Autism affects a child’s development in different ways, and seems to be getting more common. About 1 in 68 children may have autism spectrum disorder.
New research suggests some innovative, non-invasive ways to potentially help people with paralysis or neurodegenerative disorders.
How would the brain tell time if we didn't have access to a wide variety of watches, clocks and cell phones at our disposal?
Insights from epigenomic maps will help determine the role the epigenome plays in learning, memory formation, brain structure and mental illness.
Levels of a tiny molecule may help detect who will respond to depression treatment , hopefully meaning the end of antidepressant treatment trial and error.
Is there a significant connection between chemicals created by gut microbiota and autism?
Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders that appear in early childhood. Find out the early signs of cerebral palsy here.
Seizures are divided into 2 main categories - focal & generalized seizures. However, there are many different types of seizures in each of these categories.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was once considered a problem that children outgrew. If they didn’t, their parents were often blamed for bad parenting.
While sitting in microbiology class as a college sophomore, Elaine Hsiao was stunned to learn that the human gut held between as much as six pounds of bacteria.
Getting enough quality sleep at the right times can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.
The ability to peer further into the body at the cellular and subcellular levels is improving our understanding of cell structure, function and regulation.
A scientific team has discovered that a common form of a gene already associated with long life also improves learning and memory, a finding that could have implications for treating age-related diseases like Alzheimer's.