Brain cells called microglia keep brains young by eliminating accumulations of protein debris. But their garbage-colllection ability fades with age.
Each time you get a reward, your brain's internal spatial map warps just a bit in a way that makes it easier for you to get back to wherever you got it.
Researching the symptoms and severity of concussions will help researchers get a more detailed understanding of concussions.
In most babies and kids, the sound of their mother's voice gets special treatment in the brain. But in autism, this distinctive brain response is lessened.
Brain cells called oligodendrocytes supply insulation by wrapping neurons in multiple layers of fatty extensions, preserving signal strength and markedly speeding up transmission. But studying these cells in culture has been virtually impossible -- until now.
Long non-coding RNAs are important but poorly understood regulatory elements. Now Stanford scientists have uncovered they play a role in autism.
Small trial conducted by Stanford researchers links activity in the brain's reward processing system with drug relapse in patient cohort.
Stanford scientists are making efforts to create high-resolution simulated versions of the human brain, bells and whistles and warts and all.
New Stanford research found that knowing your genetic make-up can affect how your body responds and potentially affect your risk for certain conditions.
A decades-long scientific collaboration points the way to therapies for "chemo brain," the cognitive impairment that follows cancer treatment.
Brett, an avid cyclist, suffers a traumatic brain injury in a biking accident, but at Stanford he partners with his care team to pursue recovery.
Genetic mutations affecting a single gene called LRRK2 play an outsized role in Parkinson's disease, but nobody's been able to say what the connection is between the genetic defect and the brain-cell die-off that characterizes the condition. Here's a clue.
Stanford researchers have shown in rats that pharmacologically active amounts of a fast-acting anesthetic drug could be released from nanoparticle "cages" in small, specified brain areas at which the scientists had aimed a beam of focused ultrasound. In principle, the same approach could work for many drugs with widely differing pharmacological actions and psychiatric applications, and even for some chemotherapeutic drugs used to combat cancer.
A new review article investigates the relationship between heavy media multitasking and cognition to determine how media use is shaping our minds and brains.
Stanford researchers have identified that the paraventricular thalamus serves as a kind of gatekeeper that identifies and tracks the most relevant details.
In this essay, Cynthia Lim reflects on her experience caring for her husband, who was left with brain damage following a cardiac arrest.