Researchers find link between resilience to dyslexia and gray matter in the brain

Dyslexia, a reading disorder, is characterized by a difficulty in “decoding” — navigating between the visual form and sounds of a written language. But a subset of dyslexic people, dubbed “resilient dyslexics,” exhibit remarkably high levels of reading comprehension despite difficulties decoding. What is the precise mechanism that allows certain individuals with dyslexia to overcome […]

Study reveals how giant neurons in the brain may play huge role in generalized arousal

There is no shortage of wonders that our central nervous system produces–from thought and language to movement to the five senses. All of those dazzling traits, however, depend on an underappreciated deep brain mechanism that Donald Pfaff, head of the Laboratory of Neurobiology and Behavior at The Rockefeller University, calls generalized arousal, or GA for […]

Overnight brain stimulation improves memory

New findings provide a method for enhancing memory consolidation without disturbing sleep. Credit: © WavebreakmediaMicro / Fotolia New findings provide a method for enhancing memory consolidation without disturbing sleep. Credit: © WavebreakmediaMicro / Fotolia Close New research in humans demonstrates the potential to improve memory with a non-invasive brain stimulation technique delivered during sleep. The […]