The prevailing theory is removing toxic social media users from accessing their accounts will prevent them from posting harmful content. Researchers say banned users increase their toxic postings via more lenient platforms when removed from top networks.
Unexpected uncertainty is a motivator for change that prompts us to change our decisions and behaviors, even when changing the decision does not provide a better outcome.
People are less likely to harshly judge a friend or family member who acts unethically than they would a stranger. However, the leniency comes at a cost to the judger’s sense of self-worth.
Alpha-2-adrenergic agonists appear to be effective at reducing symptoms associated with ADHD in preschool-aged children, and have fewer side effects than traditional stimulants used to treat ADHD.
A novel X-ray scintillator-based optogenetics technique allows researchers to control neural function deep within the brain and alter behavioral responses.
Alterations in long-term social behavior and gene expression were observed in the offspring of mice exposed to pain-killing opioids during pregnancy.
A new study demonstrated dogs do not reciprocate food-giving, nor do they act more favorably toward a friendly human.
Mindful meditation causes those who consider themselves to be more “independent-minded” or egocentric to become less generous and more selfish, researchers report.
When a rat helps another within its social group, brain areas associated with reward and motivation become more active. This does not occur when a rat is faced with the prospect of helping another rat outside its social group. Researchers say the findi…
Over 50% of people surveyed reporting they feel uneasy about returning to in-person interactions, regardless of vaccination status, following covid lockdowns. Researchers share their thoughts on how social isolation and resocialization could impact th…
Certain genes that are mutated or missing in those with schizophrenia and autism cause similar dysfunction in neural networks within the thalamus.
Researchers identified the gut bacteria E. faecalis as a mediator of social behavior and corticosterone levels in mice.
Both men and women play a role in perpetuating attitudes toward sex that are hypocritical and logically inconsistent, researchers say.
Researchers investigate whether vaporized THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, alters behaviors and pain responses in lobsters bound for the boiling pot.
Switching off activity in the anterior cingulate cortex prevented marmoset monkeys from making an association between behavior and a particular outcome.
Foxes bred to be either tame or aggressive had increased size in similar brain regions, a new study reports. The animals bred for specific behavioral traits had larger brains than those that were conventionally bred. The findings contradict existing th…
Researchers explore why some people will ignore their personal beliefs and go along with the more extreme beliefs of a crowd. They report acting against personal beliefs and adopting a fused identity becomes an attractive solution, especially if the re…
Animal studies and analysis of human data reveal a link between vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of both opioid addiction and sun-seeking behaviors.
Researchers reveal how you can overcome procrastination and regain motivation.
A new study brings into question conventional theories of the neuroscience of free will. Researchers found readiness potential reflects neural activity that underlies the formation of a decision to move, rather than the outcome to move.