How Exercise Reprograms the Brain
How Exercise Reprograms the Brain
As researchers unravel the molecular machinery that links exercise and cognition, working out is emerging as a promising neurotherapy.
How Exercise Reprograms the Brain
How Exercise Reprograms the Brain

As researchers unravel the molecular machinery that links exercise and cognition, working out is emerging as a promising neurotherapy.

As researchers unravel the molecular machinery that links exercise and cognition, working out is emerging as a promising neurotherapy.

anthropology, neuroscience
The Biological Roots of Intelligence
The Biological Roots of Intelligence
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2018
Imaging, behavioral, and genetic data yield clues to what’s behind effective thinking.
Revealed: New Cortical Neuron Types
Revealed: New Cortical Neuron Types
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 31, 2018
A pair of mouse studies describes neuronal subpopulations not identified before and some of their functions.
Nerve Stimulation Gives Paralyzed People Ability to Walk
Nerve Stimulation Gives Paralyzed People Ability to Walk
Abby Olena | Oct 31, 2018
Precisely timed electrical stimulation and intensive rehabilitation restore some capacity to walk among three men more than four years after their debilitating injuries.
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 18, 2018
Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet.
More Autism Genes Identified
More Autism Genes Identified
Ashley Yeager | Oct 17, 2018
Researchers parse genes linked with intellectual disability and autism from those tied to autism alone.
Book Excerpt from <em>Adventures in Memory</em>
Book Excerpt from Adventures in Memory
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 16, 2018
In Chapter 6, “The Elephant’s Graveyard,” authors Hilde Østby and Ylva Østby discuss groundbreaking research into the psychology of forgetting.
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 14, 2018
Contrary to prior evidence, a study finds receptor density is the same among people without and without the disorder, although GABA signaling still appears to be impaired.
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Ashley Yeager | Oct 12, 2018
Human eye organoids could help scientists develop therapies for colorblindness.
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2018
In a condition called mechanical allodynia, when everyday activities exact misery, the same neurons that ordinarily transmit normal touch are involved in feelings of pain.