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.
Electroconvulsive therapy is an effective treatment for some people with mental illness, but how does this so-called “shock therapy” affect the brain?
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.
Neuroscience wrapped: as we move into a new year, let’s reflect on some notable discoveries in the field of neuroscience from 2021.
A recent study suggests that an Alzheimer’s disease-related protein could explain why specific neurons die first.
A recent study found that consumption of a high sugar diet had lasting effects on sweet taste perception.
How does your body use its natural systems to relieve pain? Might we be able to use what we know about natural pain relieving processes in order to treat chronic pain and battle the opioid epidemic?
Recent research suggests microglia, the immune cells in your brain, are responsible for forgetting memories.
New study reveals how a certain protein plays a role in both nicotine addiction and type II diabetes
General anesthetics are used in millions of surgeries each year, yet we still don’t know exactly how they work.
Did you know neurotoxins are used for research and medical treatments? But how do they work and why are they so deadly?