Researchers have identified a brain receptor that appears to initiate adolescent synaptic pruning, a process believed necessary for learning, but one that appears to go awry in both autism and schizophrenia.
'Scientists open the ‘black box’ of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discovery' -- Scientists have discovered a gene variant involved in synaptic pruning puts individuals at higher risk for developing schizophrenia --
If a teen is doing music, sports or academics, those are the connections that will be hard wired. If they¼re lying on the couch or playing video games or MTV, those are the cells and connections that are going to survive.
Long-term memory test could aid earlier Alzheimers diagnosis. Scientists say testing memory over a long timescale reveals early deficits in the brains ability to remember. These are not detected by checks for short-term forgetfulness which is the curre
Scientists open the ‘black box’ of schizophrenia with dramatic genetic discovery