Category Archives: Brain structure

Neural Connectivity of the Creative Mind

Human creativity contributes to the engagement, achievement, and subjective well-being of individuals. While historiometric and psychometric studies have defined multiple areas for creativity research, a neuroscientific understanding of how the human brain subserves creativity is only beginning to be realized. … Continue reading

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Different brain structures associated with artistic and scientific creativity

Creativity is the ability to produce original and valuable ideas or behaviors. In real life, artistic and scientific creativity promoted the development of human civilization; however, to date, no studies have systematically investigated differences in the brain structures responsible for … Continue reading

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The effects of aerobic activity on brain structure

Aerobic activity is a powerful stimulus for improving mental health and for generating structural changes in the brain. We review the literature documenting these structural changes and explore exactly where in the brain these changes occur as well as the … Continue reading

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Nutritional status, brain network organization, and general intelligence

A new study reveals higher levels of monounsaturated fatty acids are linked to greater general intelligence. Nutrition has been linked to cognitive performance, but researchers have not pinpointed what underlies the connection. A new study by University of Illinois researchers … Continue reading

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How our understanding of the Brain could be wrong

Understanding the human brain is arguably the greatest challenge of modern science. The leading approach for most of the past 200 years has been to link its functions to different brain regions or even individual neurons (brain cells). But recent … Continue reading

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Family income, Parental Education and Brain structure in Children and Adolescents

Socioeconomic disparities are associated with differences in cognitive development. The extent to which this translates to disparities in brain structure is unclear. We investigated relationships between socioeconomic factors and brain morphometry, independently of genetic ancestry, among a cohort of 1,099 … Continue reading

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