Dietary Spermidine Boosts Cognition in Insects and Rodents
Dietary Spermidine Boosts Cognition in Insects and Rodents
Mice and flies given the polyamine in their diet have increased brain cell metabolism and cognitive function, and epidemiological data hints at a similar benefit in humans.
Dietary Spermidine Boosts Cognition in Insects and Rodents
Dietary Spermidine Boosts Cognition in Insects and Rodents

Mice and flies given the polyamine in their diet have increased brain cell metabolism and cognitive function, and epidemiological data hints at a similar benefit in humans.

Mice and flies given the polyamine in their diet have increased brain cell metabolism and cognitive function, and epidemiological data hints at a similar benefit in humans.

learning and memory
Early Training Forestalls Motor, Memory Difficulties in Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome
Early Training Forestalls Motor, Memory Difficulties in Mouse Model of Rett Syndrome
Laura Dattaro | Mar 29, 2021
Manipulating the activity of neurons active during training had similar effects on the mice’s behavior.
Researchers Exchange Messages with Dreamers
Researchers Exchange Messages with Dreamers
Asher Jones | Feb 18, 2021
Dreamers answered experimenters’ questions or solved simple math problems, showing that complex two-way communication between the dreaming and waking world is possible.
Scientists Engineer Dreams to Understand the Sleeping Brain
Scientists Engineer Dreams to Understand the Sleeping Brain
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2020
Technologies such as noninvasive brain stimulation and virtual reality gaming offer insights into how dreams arise and what functions they might serve.
Zebra Finches Recognize the Calls of Over 40 Fellow Finches
Zebra Finches Recognize the Calls of Over 40 Fellow Finches
Amanda Heidt | Nov 13, 2020
Their ability to distinguish between individuals is strong evidence for fast mapping, a learning tool generally thought to belong only to humans.
T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
T Cells and Neurons Talk to Each Other
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020
Conversations between the immune and central nervous systems are proving to be essential for the healthy social behavior, learning, and memory.
Infographic: How Cytokines Flow into and out of the Brain
Infographic: How Cytokines Flow into and out of the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2020
Several routes exist for immune cells to communicate with neurons in the central nervous system, though T cells rarely come in direct contact with neural tissue.
Human Memory Explorer Gordon Bower Dies
Human Memory Explorer Gordon Bower Dies
Amanda Heidt | Jul 20, 2020
The Stanford University researcher shared valuable insights into memory and learning during his 49-year career.
Infographic: What Social Isolation Can Mean for the Brain
Infographic: What Social Isolation Can Mean for the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
People who show low social engagement over long periods of time often show reductions in cognitive function. Studies of the brain may provide clues about this correlation.
How Social Isolation Affects the Brain
How Social Isolation Affects the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
Absence of human contact is associated with declines in cognitive function. But as the COVID-19 pandemic brings concerns about the potential harms of isolation to the fore, researchers are still hunting for concrete evidence of a causal role as well as possible mechanisms.