A new study reveals there may be a common underlying genetic basis underlying a person’s disapproval of non-committal sexual behaviors and condemnation of recreational drug use. Findings shed light on how heredity may relate to some of our deepest mora…
Researchers have created the first body map of sensations experienced during hallucinations in people not experiencing psychosis.
Contrary to popular myths on stereotypes, women are not more emotional than men, researchers report. A new study reveals men’s emotions fluctuate just as much as women’s do.
Researchers explore the history and cultural impact of superstitions, shedding new light on why people continue to believe the unbelievable.
Many teens cite a desire to get a COVID vaccine in order to do their part and protect the health of those more vulnerable in their families and communities.
Researches investigate the positive impact of nurturing creativity in children and evaluate methods for encouraging creativity.
Children who live in areas with easy access to greenspaces and natural vegetation showed better overall development than their peers who lived closer to fewer greenspaces.
Mirtazapine, an antidepressant commonly prescribed to treat dementia-associated agitation, is no more effective than a placebo and may increase mortality risks, researchers report.
Eye-tracking reveals the brain pays more attention to conventional metaphors than it does to similar alternatives.
The dorsomedial prefrontal cortex plays a critical role in mapping out personal actions and outcomes as well as responding to the actions of others.
Wireless neural recordings of freely interacting bats provides new insight into how the brain processes group communication.
The vascular barrier in the choroid plexus locks down access to the brain in response to gut inflammation that causes IBD. The dysregulated activity of the gut-brain vascular axis appears to protect the brain from inflammation. However, the mechanism m…
People with higher levels of anxiety have altered perceptions of their breathing compared to those with lower levels of anxiety. The altered perception of respiration can lead to an increase in feelings of anxiety, researchers report.
Motivated older people have better outcomes when it comes to general health, researchers say.
Genetic risk for mental health disorders is associated with brain structure and the occurrence of psychosis-like experiences in children between 9 and 10 years of age.
Researchers examine the neuroscience behind why we make certain decisions when faced with multiple choices.
A new study expands the understanding of how brain cells communicate. Researchers discovered reversing the modification of molecular messages at the synapse may contribute to reversible psychiatric disorders and early-stage neurodegenerative diseases.
For children, emotional facial expressions could reveal whether they had a good night’s sleep. Researchers found emotional expressivity following sleep restrictions could also forecast later life social problems.
A new rodent study uncovers a neural circuit in the brain that appears to govern pain-induced anhedonia. Altering the activity of this circuit restored motivation in pre-clinical models of pain.
Researchers investigate why many of us wake in the middle of the night and dwell on our fears.