Unpacking the two newest FDA-approved drugs for Alzheimer’s disease
First steps toward a new approach to overcoming memory loss
Losing your memory can be devastating, but a promising new study is paving the way toward a new approach to treating memory loss.
The role of early life trauma in binge eating
Trauma puts individuals at higher risk for developing an eating disorder. But what’s happening in the brain to cause it?
A window of opportunity for learning
How our early life experiences during “critical periods” permanently shape our brain
Growing evidence for a link between viral infections and brain diseases
A new study finds links between several viruses and brain diseases. We’ll break down what this study does and doesn’t tell you about what to think next time you get the flu.
Sex differences in pain
Do males and females experience physical pain differently?
2022 Neuroscience Year in Review
Read about what excited our writers about neuroscience this year.
Brush it real good!
Scientists find a link between oral bacteria and the brain
Video Supplement to Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Mystery of Mechanism
Do doctors still use electroconvulsive therapy?
What is a headache?
Migraines impart an incredible amount of pain, but where is the pain coming from and how can it be controlled?
You are what you eat: Exploring fecal microbiota transplant
Microbes in our gut (and our poop) can impact our brain and our behavior. Could we treat brain diseases and disorders by swapping “unhealthy” microbes for “healthy” ones?
The placebo effect and pain relief
For a patient experiencing pain, the belief that a pain treatment will work can be enough to reduce their pain.
Use it or lose it: A look at cortical mapping, remapping, and implications for brain function
How our brains take into account our recent experience
Trash in the brain leads to Alzheimer’s disease
A recent study found that plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients are formed when cells’ cleanup machinery becomes defective.
Are people who stutter really tongue-tied?
The exact cause of stuttering remains unknown, but it is probably the result of changes in certain brain structures.
Can Dietary Fat Boost Your Mood?
Despite what you may have heard, dietary fat isn’t all bad. On the contrary, some types of dietary fats, such as omega 3 fatty acids, can positively impact mood and have a protective effect against symptoms of mood disorders like depression.
What’s in a framework?
Does the way we define and categorize psychological concepts match the organization of our brains, and why does it matter when studying mental illness?
Keeping a cool head
Hypothermia is an effective treatment to protect the brain after a lack of oxygen.
Meowza, that scared me!
Peeking inside a mouse’s head to understand PTSD
Sensing Our Organs
Why can we tell when our stomach hurts but not know which organ is affected?
From gut to brain: do your neurons know the gut is inflamed?
A recent study found that a specific region in your brain recognizes inflammation in your gut.
Electroconvulsive Therapy: The Mystery of Mechanism
Electroconvulsive therapy is an effective treatment for some people with mental illness, but how does this so-called “shock therapy” affect the brain?
What is a seizure?
What is happening in the brain when somebody is having a seizure?
What COVID-19 has to tell us about Alzheimer’s Disease
Recent developments in our understanding of how COVID-19 affects the brain have led scientists to revisit an old idea that Alzheimer’s could be virally induced.
The neuroprotective double-life of estrogen
How hormones may ease patients’ stroke recoveries
3 Notable Neuroscience Discoveries in 2021
Neuroscience wrapped: as we move into a new year, let’s reflect on some notable discoveries in the field of neuroscience from 2021.
Blood, sweat, and clusterin
New insights into the link between exercise and improved cognition
Ataxia and Autoimmune Encephalitis
Anyone can develop ataxia, but why are people with autoimmune disorders more susceptible?
Restoring Sight to the Blind
Restoring sight to the blind sounds like science fiction, but a recent study puts us one step closer to making this fantasy a reality.
The Neuroscience of Acupuncture
New research uncovers the biology behind acupuncture’s anti-inflammatory effects