Neurology News

Study uses game theory model to show that MDMA increases cooperative behavior among trustworthy people and affects brain regions tied to social cognition.

A new study offers a fresh perspective on how autism works in the brain. Symptoms, the authors say, may be linked to persistent connections in the brain.

Newly published research suggests that whether we perceive one or several activities as multitasking can have an impact on our performance.

In Parkinson's disease, toxic protein clumps accumulate in the brain's motor region. A study shows how targeting an enzyme could prevent this.

MS causes nerve cells to lose their insulating coating. A new study finds that the cells that construct this coat may also be responsible for its demise.

Doctors prescribe gabapentin to treat epilepsy, restless legs syndrome, and some types of nerve pain. Learn more about the uses and potential side effects here.

Brain research that featured at a recent conference suggests that the potential benefits and harms of marijuana or its compounds vary with age and disease.

Past research noted a connection between zinc and autism, but a new study takes a deeper look and helps to further uncover the link.

Researchers establish that a cellular pathway that protects the brain against damage is disrupted in Parkinson's disease. Two enzymes play key roles.

Focal seizures, also called partial seizures, happen when a seizure affects only one part of the brain. Focal seizures differ from generalized seizures, which affect the whole brain. Focal seizures can be simple or complex. In this article, we discuss the types, symptoms, causes, and treatment of focal seizures.

A new study finds a neural signature that might help identify who will go on to develop schizophrenia. Earlier detection could improve outcomes.

Researchers have identified a new cellular target that may, in the future, allow them to prevent the harmful effects of inflammation after brain injury.

New research reveals that a protein that helps make connections between neurons in the developing infant brain also strengthens them in the adult brain.

By measuring the brain activity of participants across a series of days, scientists have encountered the neural signature of low mood in anxious brains.

New research reveals what gives coffee its protective properties for brain health, and why it can help keep Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease at bay.

New research suggests that targeting the brain's capillary cells with antidiabetes drugs may relieve Alzheimer's-related brain pathologies.

Scientists used functional MRI to study the brains of 134 people and identified three new subtypes of depression, including a treatment-resistant subtype.

Rehabilitation therapy with targeted and timed spinal cord stimulation helped men with paraplegia control leg muscles ? even with stimulation turned off.

Although Parkinson's is considered a neurological condition, a new study concludes that individuals who have had their appendix removed have a lower risk.

In a new study, researchers have managed to stop Parkinson's disease in mice by attacking a key component of harmful brain inflammation.

New research has revealed a brain region called the nucleus reuniens that is responsible for suppressing the fear response in rodents.

Did you really see that pale face just now? What was that sound? This Halloween, test the limits of your brain with these easy spooky experiments.

Fear is a universal human experience. In this Spotlight, we ask why fear evolved, what happens in the body, and why some people enjoy it.

New research suggests that having a larger brain may increase the risk of developing aggressive brain cancer. The higher number of brain cells may be why.

It may soon be possible to diagnose Alzheimer's in a matter of seconds using a noninvasive eye scanner that simply examines a person's retina.