Brain Facts

June 2017

The Neuroscience of Trust

Experiments around the world have shown that humans are naturally inclined to trust others—but don’t always. Is there a neurologic signal that indicates when we should trust someone? Read more.

Link between Alzheimer’s and Normal Brain Aging

Ground-breaking study opens up new area of preventative research for diseases like Alzheimer’s: Targeting age-dependent protein aggregates as possible therapeutic targets. Read more.

No Two Neurons are Genetically Alike

Scientists were surprised to find that the genetic makeup of any given brain cell differs from all others. That realization may provide clues to a range of psychiatric diseases. Read more.

Exercise Can Protect the Brain from Alzheimer’s

Another new study finds those who exercise have a reduced risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers also confirmed that regular physical activity may improve the performance of daily activities for people afflicted with Alzheimer’s. Read more.

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