Parents’ brain activity synchronizes in each other’s presence

Physical proximity can help get couples on the same parenting page, suggests a new study. Share on PinterestPhysical proximity may aid coordination of parenting techniques, suggests new research. On exposure to child-related stimuli, parents’ prefrontal cortex activity is more synchronous when they are together than when they are apart. So suggests a paper describing research […]

Intensive brain stimulation lifts depression in 90% of patients

A preliminary study suggests that an intensive course of precisely targeted magnetic brain stimulation is a fast, safe way to relieve depression and prevent suicidal thoughts. Share on PinterestAn intensive form of magnetic brain stimulation could be an effective...

New understanding of brain structure offers insights into Alzheimer’s

New research has revealed greater detail about the brain’s structure, suggesting avenues for future research into Alzheimer’s disease and related illnesses. Share on PinterestThe brain structure that contains glial cells can provide important insights into Alzheimer’s...

Does a low-carb diet keep your brain young?

A new study suggests that age-related changes in the brain start earlier in life than previously thought, and switching diet may slow down the deterioration. Share on PinterestA diet low in carbs may delay age-related cognitive decline, new research suggests. The...

Smell helps the brain form memories during sleep

Smell has a powerful ability to evoke memories. Now, research from Israel suggests smell can also boost the brain’s ability to retain its memories. Share on PinterestNew research shows that scent helps us consolidate memories during our sleep. Familiar scents have an...