Hormonal treatments administered as part of the procedures for sex reassignment can not only shift a recipient's physical appearance to that of the opposite sex but also alter brain chemistry, says a new study.
The brain cannot be palpated without using a highly invasive procedure, but researchers have now developed a noninvasive brain imaging method using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that provides the same information as physical palpation.
A team of US researchers has described how to make an inexpensive, working - but not thinking - miniature brain for drug testing, to test neural tissue transplants or to experiment with how stem cells work in the lab.
If you are generally positive about life and inspires others too to lead a happy life, chances are that you harbour a special set of brain connections not found in people with negative thoughts, researchers report.
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Friday awarded 13 grants to research institutions around the country as part of a landmark study about the effects of adolescent substance use on the developing brain.
Researchers have identified the regions and mechanisms in the brain that allow people to multitask, an advance that may lead to better treatments for conditions such as autism, dementia or schizophrenia.