Those who flout COVID recommendations are less agreeable, have lower intellect and tend to be more extroverted than those who adhere to recommendations. COVID non-conformists also prioritize self-interest and personal freedom and show greater tolerance…
Women with postpartum depression report normal olfactory sensitivity, while those who are genetically predisposed to major depressive disorder have decreased olfactory sensitivity.
Study reveals how the amygdala plays a role in prepulse inhibition by activating inhibitory neurons in the brain stem of mice. The findings could have positive implications in the development of treatments for schizophrenia, OCD, and other disorders ma…
People show a decrease in motivation to exert effort or work when feeling fatigued. Motivation can be restored if people are allowed a short rest, however for those with long-term fatigue, motivation does not improve following a short-term period of rest.
A novel X-ray scintillator-based optogenetics technique allows researchers to control neural function deep within the brain and alter behavioral responses.
A new study reveals how anxiety affects the decision-making process in the brain, resulting in selecting more pessimistic choices.
Two newly developed tests, one which analyzes urine samples and a simple blood test, can detect the presence of glioma brain cancer.
Study reveals how decisions based on visual information, which involves a complex stream of data flowing forwards and backward along the visual pathways, are broadcast widely to neurons in the visual system, including those not involved in the decision…
Artificial intelligence technology was able to accurately predict attachment in young children.
While the visual cortex stores individual images in the brain, the hippocampus plays a significant role in the ability to recognize a sequence of images.
A newly developed questionnaire can detect autism in children between the ages of 18 to 30 months.
Teens who have self-harmed five or more times in their lives have a significantly higher pain threshold than those who have never self-harmed.
A new study reveals the impact climate played in the evolution of the human brain and body. Studying 300 fossils from the genus Homo found across the globe, researchers found those who lived in colder climates had larger body frames. Larger bodies prov…
The central amygdala isn’t only the hub for fear response in the brain, it also contains microcircuits that regulate the suppression of fear response.
Researchers identified a novel, direct link between autism and the SUV39H2 gene.
1 in 20 children hospitalized for COVID-19 in the UK develop neurological complications associated with the viral infection. A new study reveals a wide spectrum of neurological complications in children and suggests they may be more common than in adul…
A new theory proposes an imbalance of blood proteins involved in the immune system and in blood clotting networks leads to inflammation that contributes to the development of psychosis.
A new study demonstrated dogs do not reciprocate food-giving, nor do they act more favorably toward a friendly human.
Inherent randomness in the flow rate of red blood cells through capillaries could be a cause of oxygen fluctuations in the brain.
Jumping spiders can distinguish between living and non-living objects based upon their movement, a new study reports.