The brain finds a way to adapt, even when we remove half

A fascinating new study involving people who underwent hemispherectomy — surgery to remove one of the brain’s hemispheres — in childhood shows that these individuals now display almost no... Read more »

Does childhood cognition predict dementia risk later in life?

To what extent do factors such as education and socioeconomic position affect our thinking skills and memory over time? Not as much as one might think, a new study... Read more »

Do our reading lists determine how we process language?

Researchers behind a new analysis argue that the books that we have access to may shape the ways in which our brains process and organize language. Share on PinterestDo... Read more »

Medical News Today: Brain immune cells may protect against OCD, anxiety

In a new study in mice, scientists have linked a subset of brain immune cells with a defined genetic lineage to obsessive compulsion and anxiety. Read more »

Medical News Today: Brain activity has role in human aging and longevity

After studying human tissue, mice, and worms, scientists link excessive brain activity to reduced life span and find that its suppression can extend life. Read more »

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about chemical imbalances in the brain

While some chemical imbalances can be a factor in certain symptoms of mental health conditions, they do not tell the whole story. Learn more about the myths and facts... Read more »

Medical News Today: Physical fitness linked to better brain function

In the largest and most in-depth study of its kind, scientists confirm that physical fitness is associated with improved cognitive ability. Read more »

Medical News Today: Coexisting conditions: New test predicts suicide, cognitive risk

A newly devised test shows that people with multiple coexisting conditions have a higher risk of fast cognitive decline and dying by suicide. Read more »