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Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.
Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors

Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.

Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.

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Cartoon of a silhouetted person’s bright pink brain being shocked by jumper cables
Electrically Zapping Specific Brain Regions Can Boost Memory
Dan Robitzski | Aug 22, 2022
Low-intensity electrical stimulation allows older adults to better recall a list of words for at least a month following the treatment, a study finds, providing further evidence for the debated idea that electrical stimulation can enhance cognitive performance.
Illustration of the cerebellum 
Infographic: The Cerebellum’s Many Roles Beyond Motor Control
Diana Kwon | Aug 15, 2022
Researchers have discovered that the small structure is involved in language, emotion, and many other high-order brain processes.
An abstract stained-glass portrait of a woman with an image of an eye representing the brain
Through the Looking Glass: Aging, Inflammation, and Gut Rejuvenation
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
Renewing the aging gut microbiome holds promise for preventing inflammatory brain and eye degeneration.
The brain's cerebellum
The Cerebellum’s Functions in Cognition, Emotion, and More
Diana Kwon | Aug 15, 2022
Once thought of as a mere motor coordination center, the “little brain” is now appreciated as participating in higher neurological processes.
A dolphin comes out of the water to catch a red ball.<br><br>
Dolphins May Remember Personal Experiences
Alejandra Manjarrez | Jul 29, 2022
Bottlenose dolphins can recall trivial details of a prior event to later solve a novel task, a study finds, suggesting these mammals are capable of episodic memory.
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Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Look at Aging Through Young Eyes 
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
Aimée Parker shares how her childlike curiosity and collaborative spirit motivate her scientific pursuits.
A white lab mouse peers over the wall of a sprawling maze
Bacterial Metabolite May Regulate Cognition in Mice
Sophie Fessl | Jun 3, 2022
Microbes in the gut influence the death of support cells in the brain by producing isoamylamine, a study suggests.
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Distracted Brains Better at Parsing Unfamiliar Languages: Study
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2022
People who had cognitive functions depleted by noninvasive brain stimulation or a mentally demanding task could subconsciously recognize individual words in a made-up language more easily than controls, researchers find.
Antibiotics May Influence Brain Development
Antibiotics May Influence Brain Development
Roni Dengler, PhD
Low doses of continuous penicillin exposure altered mouse pups’ microbiomes and gene expression in brain areas associated with emotional and cognitive function.
illustration of yellow fish with red stripe down its back
Can These Fish Do Math?
Sophie Fessl | Mar 31, 2022
Scientists find that two species can be trained to distinguish quantities that vary by one.
colorful parrot-like bird riding a tiny bicycle on a tightrope
Reptiles are the Real Bird Brains
Sophie Fessl | Mar 22, 2022
A research group argues that a species’ number of neurons, rather than brain volume, should serve as indicator of cognitive capacity when studying brain evolution, but some experts voice doubts.
The Neuroscience of Motherhood
The Scientist Creative Services Team
Robert Froemke and Liisa Galea will discuss the neurological changes that occur during motherhood and their effect on behavior and brain health.
mice on wheel and ground
Exercise-Associated Protein Boosts Brain Function in Mice
Chloe Tenn | Dec 9, 2021
A study that transfused plasma from active to inactive mice suggests the protein clusterin enhances cognition.
3D rendered illustration of a brain with signal waves in background to show the concept of consciousness
Book Excerpt from Feeling & Knowing
Antonio Damasio | Nov 1, 2021
In Chapter 1, “On Being,” author Antonio Damasio outlines the dawn of consciousness.
macaque in zoo enclosure
Leading Japanese Primate Research Center is Closing
Chloe Tenn | Oct 19, 2021
Kyoto University is shuttering its Primate Research Institute after its director was dismissed for misuse of funding.
Old man stands in front of tree, smiling at camera.
Neuroscientist Mortimer Mishkin Dies at 94
Lisa Winter | Oct 12, 2021
His work bridged the gap between psychology and neurobiology.
Conceptual image of numbers
Is Your Brain Wired for Numbers?
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2021
Our perception of quantity, separate from counting or estimation of magnitude more generally, is foundational to human cognition, according to some neuroscientists.
Photographs of animals
Numerosity Around the Animal Kingdom
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2021
Research in recent decades has explored how animals other than humans perceive different numbers of objects
Illustration of a Macaque viewing patterns of dots on a screen
Infographic: Single-Cell Recordings Identify “Number Neurons”
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2021
Some nerve cells in the brains of macaques respond selectively to particular numbers, hinting at a specialized pathway for extracting information about numerical quantity.