Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to show symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the study finds.
It’s one of several jobs of the cerebral plumbing system, which uses its fluid in some surprising ways.
A specific brain network, the locus coereleus, that controls your ability to focus your attention appears to weaken as you age, making you more prone to distraction while under stress.
Research at the Keck School of Medicine of USC could have applications for soldiers and treatment of inner-ear diseases.
Scientists have identified an abundance of autism-related mutations in a single gene, suggesting a genetic hotspot behind the enigmatic disorders. The gene mutations disrupt connections between brain cells.