Research uses functional MRI to identify two differences in the brains of blind individuals — differences that might be responsible for their abilities to make better use of auditory information.
Social isolation and persistent loneliness change brain structures and behaviors.
Greater understanding of brain processes could help treat disorders that affect social function.
Gene therapy for disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease has seen success in animal models.
New findings offer promising avenues for early therapeutic interventions in young people.