The Best of National Library of Medicine
6 most popular National Library of Medicine articles, as voted by our community.
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Complex Oscillatory Waves Emerging from Cortical Organoids Model Early Human Brain Network Development
Structural and transcriptional changes during early brain maturation follow fixed developmental programs defined by genetics. However, whether this is true for functional network activity remains…
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The relationship between creativity and mood disorders
Research designed to examine the relationship between creativity and mental illnesses must confront multiple challenges. What is the optimal sample to study? How should creativity be defined? What is…
Blue Zones: Lessons From the World’s Longest Lived
What began as a National Geographic expedition, lead by Dan Buettner, to uncover the secrets of longevity, evolved into the discovery of the 5 places around the world where people consistently live…
COVID-19 consequences on mental health: An African perspective
1Department of Public Health, School of Health Care Sciences, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Pretoria, South AfricaFind articles by Matete R. Magamela2Discipline of Public Health, School…
Reading fiction and reading minds: the role of simulation in the default network
Research in psychology has suggested that reading fiction can improve individuals’ social-cognitive abilities. Findings from neuroscience show that reading and social cognition both recruit the default network, a network which is known to support ...
Gut microbiome diversity is associated with sleep physiology in humans
The human gut microbiome can influence health through the brain-gut-microbiome axis. Growing evidence suggests that the gut microbiome can influence sleep quality. Previous studies that have examined…
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