Exercises challenge people with obsessive compulsive disorder to confront what bothers them most
Lovers of Indian food, give yourselves a second helping: Daily consumption of a certain form of curcumin — the substance that gives Indian curry its bright color — improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss, according to the results of a study conducted by UCLA researchers.
UCLA researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells and the cerebral cortex expands in size. The scientists identified factors that govern the growth of our brains and, in some cases, set the stage for several brain disorders that appear later in life.
Researchers found that the brain’s inferior frontal cortex (circled) is more active in people who are more averse to harming others when facing moral dilemmas.
People who received low-current electrical pulses showed a significant improvement in their ability to recognize specific faces and ignore similar ones. Neuroscientists at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have discovered precisely where and how to electrically stimulate the human brain to enhance people’s recollection of distinct memories.