Neuroscience

High- and low- intensity exercises could influence your brain differently

In a new study, researchers found for the first time that low and high exercise intensities differentially influence brain function. They discovered that low-intensity exercise...

Brain chemical imbalance may lead to social anxiety disorder

In a new study, researchers found that the balance between the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine may affect whether a person develops a social anxiety...

Opioid misuse may permanently change the brain

Approximately one-quarter of patients who are prescribed opioids for chronic pain misuse them, with five to 10% developing an opioid use disorder or addiction. In...

Most widely used food oil in the U.S. causes gene changes in the brain

In a new study, researchers found soybean oil not only leads to obesity and diabetes, but could also affect neurological conditions like autism, Alzheimer's...

Sugar could change chemicals in your brain

In a new study, researchers examined how drinking sugar water could influence the brain. They found sugar influences brain reward circuitry in ways similar to...

This new ultrasound tech may strongly boost brain functions

In neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease or Multiple Sclerosis, brain neurons are constantly being lost, resulting in memory lapses, speech disorders,...

Scientists discover key neural circuit regulating alcohol consumption

Scientists have known that a region of the brain called the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) plays a role in behaviors related to...

Scientists point out the path toward brain-like computers

Since the advent of computing, people have lauded technology’s potential to act as a human brain. In truth, computers have worked nothing at all like...

Birth control pill users have smaller key brain region

In a new study, researchers found that women taking oral contraceptives, commonly known as birth control pills, had significantly smaller hypothalamus volume, compared to...

Murderers’ brains look different: Evidence from brain scans of 800 prisoners

In a new study, researchers found that the brains of murderers look different from those of people convicted of other crimes—differences that could be...