The midbrain dopamine system is widely studied for its involvement in emotional and motivational behavior. Some of these neurons receive information from the amygdala and project throughout the cortex. When the circuit and transmission of dopamine is disrupted symptoms may present. Here is the latest research on the amygdala and midbrain dopamine.
Aphasia affects the ability to process language, including formulation and comprehension of language and speech, as well as the ability to read or write. Here is the latest research on aphasia.
Basal forebrain is a region in the brain important for production of acetylcholine and is the major cholinergic output of the CNS. Discover the latest research on circuits in the basal forebrain here.
Here is the latest research on intrinsic and extrinsic factors, as well as pathways and mechanisms that underlie aging in the central nervous system.
A brain-computer interface, also known as a brain-machine interface, is a bi-directional communication pathway between an external device and a wired brain. Here is the latest research on this topic.
The effect of cannabis on cognitive functioning is being explored for short and long-term effects. Recent studies have shown conflicting results, with some showing no significant effects and others showing neuropsychological impairment. Discover the latest research on cannabis and cognition here.
Temporal processing is the rate at which we can process auditory stimuli. It helps us process speech and localize a sound source. Here is the latest research on cognition and temporal processing.
This feed focuses on the role of environmental and genetic factors including environmental policies, disease susceptibility, and socioeconomic status on cognitive decline. Here is the latest research.
Cognitive neuroscience is the study of biological processes that underlie cognition and addresses the role of neural circuits in regulating cognitive activities. Here is the latest research.
This feed focuses on complex memory functions, including remote memory, recognition memory, and spatial cognition. Here is the latest research.
While abilities like vocabulary resist aging, other abilities such as memory, decision-making, and reasoning, gradually decline. Here is the latest research on decision-making and cognitive aging.
This feed focuses on neurocognitive development of motivated behaviour with focus on intrinsic drive and the reward system. Here is the latest research.
Chronic pain itself may not be a direct cause of cognitive impairment, but it may be correlated with the comorbid factors that frequently accompany it, such as emotional distress, anxiety and depressive symptoms. Discover the latest research on the effects of pain on cognition here.
The extracellular space (ECS) of the brain occupies approximately twenty percent of the brain volume and is dynamic and highly regulated. Here is the latest research on the ECS in the brain.
Granule cells present in the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus and are essential for memory functioning. These cells release granule molecules that are important factors for information processing and synaptic plasticity. Here is the latest research on granule cell in hippocampal processing.
Gut microbiota composition has been implicated in neuroinflammatory responses, as well as brain aging and brain-aging related diseases like amyloid neuropathies. Here is the latest research.
Gut microbiota has been implicated in neurodevelopment, neuroinflammatory responses, and neurological disorders. Here is the latest research on the role of gut microbiota in movement disorders.
Hippocampal neurogenesis is the formation of new neurons from neural progenitor cells in the dentate gyrus. This is important for behavioural responses, learning and memory. Here is the latest research on hippocampal neurogenesis.
The hippocampus is a critical brain structure responsible for long-term memory. Here is the latest research on the hippocampus and long-term memory.
Interoception refers to the sense of physiological state of the body. It can be both conscious and unconscious. Here is the latest research on this topic.
Here is the latest research on genetic and neural networks that affect language development, comprehension, and articulation, and are implicated in language disorders such as dyslexia.
Here is the latest research on neural and genetic circuits and mechanisms implicated in memory and learning, including discriminatory learning, conditioning, and psychophysiological habituation.
Memory refers to the encoding, storage, and retrieval of information. Here is the latest research on aspects that underlie long-term memory formation and loss.
This feed focuses on the effects of music, drama, and dance therapy, as well as creativity on the brain.
Myeloid cells in the CNS are innate immune cells that are essential for brain development and maintenance. Here is the latest research on myeloid cells, including microglia, in neuroinflammation.
Dopamine neurons in the ventral tegmental area (VTA) are a critical part of the neural circuits that underlie reward learning and motivation. Discover the latest research here.
Human observational learning describes the process of learning through the watching of others for both physical movements and social behaviour. Discover the latest research on neuronal mechanisms of observational learning here.
This feed focuses on neural manifestations, neurocognitive development, and cognition disorders that affect behavior. Here is the latest research.
Neuromodulation refers to a physiological process in which a neuron uses chemical(s) to regulate a variety of neuronal populations. Discover the latest research on neuromodulation here.
This feed focuses on neural structures and processes associated with incentive salience, associative learning, and positively-valenced emotions. Here is the latest research.
Sensorimotor circuits enable organisms, such as drosophila, to sense and respond to their environment. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to sensorimotor circuits in drosophila.
Social learning involves learning new behaviors through observation, imitation and modeling. Follow this feed to stay up to date on the latest research.
As we age, the number of synapses present in the human brain starts to decline, but in neurodegenerative diseases this occurs at a much more rapid rate. A reduction in synaptic density has been observed in neurodegenerative disorders, including Multiple Sclerosis, providing a potential area to target for treatment. Here is the latest research on synapse loss in neurodegenerative disorders and as a potential therapeutic target.
Neurons project from the ventral hippocampus and are important for working memory, spatial memory and connection to other regions of the cortex. Projections from the hippocampus to the amygdala are involved in emotional processing such as reward and fear. Here is the latest research on ventral hippocampal circuits.
Visual perception and visual mental imagery, the faculty whereby we can revisualise a visual item from memory, have often been regarded as cognitive functions subserved by common mechanisms. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to visual perception.
Working memory is the ability to maintain and manipulate information over a period of seconds and is a core component of higher cognitive functions. Here is the latest research on working memory.