Neuroscience

Older woman smelling flowers

Older adults who can really smell the roses may face lower likelihood of dementia

Sensory perception in old age may be linked to cognition, UCSF study shows.

Little astronaut running video game

Ready for a cognitive workout?

Joint UC Riverside-UC Irvine study seeks volunteers to assess memory training.

Two little girls look at each other eye to eye, one angry

We literally don’t see eye-to-eye

Scientists show our ability to pinpoint the exact location and size of things varies from one person to the next.

Left: mouse astrocytes (green) before reprogramming; Right: neurons (red) induced from mouse astrocytes after reprogramming with PTB antisense oligonucleotide treatment.

One-time treatment generates new neurons, eliminates Parkinson’s disease in mice

A new strategy for treating neurodegeneration gives hope for treating even those with advanced disease.

Just married old car in a sunny square

Are we wired for romance?

Researchers find out how a newlywed's brain works.

Teens

The evolutionary advantage of the teenage brain

Research is showing that the behaviors of teenagers aren’t just there to annoy parents. They serve a real evolutionary purpose.

Woman with a cochlear implant

An improved implant

Researchers have developed a breakthrough cochlear device that could enable hearing-impaired people to detect pitch.

Professor Eric Walle with Penelope and her mom, Jessica Mohatt, in a scene from the new Netflix docu-series "Babies."

New 'Babies' series on Netflix features UC Merced professor

Eric Walle explores why babies who walk have vocabularies that are significantly larger than those who crawl.

High school students texting in class

Surviving the era of unlimited distraction

A team of scientists is helping teenagers learn to calm and focus their minds.
Close-up of eye

Putting the ‘lazy eye’ to work

New research on how amblyopia actually works could lead to better treatments that improve 3-D vision.

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