Psychology
Promising approaches in suicide prevention, and how to retreat from climate change  Science Magazine · 9 hours
Changing the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline from 1-800-273- 8255 (TALK) to a three-digit number could save lives—especially when coupled with other strategies. Host Meagan... more
A much less invasive way to monitor pressure in the brain  MIT · 10 hours
New technique could help doctors determine whether patients are at risk from elevated pressure. more
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. A study... more
Study suggests weight loss regardless of psychiatric medication use  SCIENCE DAILY · 10 hours
A new study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric medications, according to... more
New mechanisms to enable regeneration of injured nerve fibers  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
Injuries to nerve fibers in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves usually result in functional losses as the nerve fibers are unable to regenerate. more
International team discovers unique pathway for treating deadly children's brain cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 11 hours
An international team of researchers has discovered a new pathway that may improve success against an incurable type of children's brain cancer. The study results suggest... more
Psychiatric illnesses are common in adults and children with kidney failure  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
Between 1996 and 2013, approximately 27% of adults, 21% of elderly adults, and 16% of children with kidney failure in the United States were hospitalized with... more
Big brains or big guts: Choose one  SCIENCE DAILY · 12 hours
A global study comparing 2,062 birds finds that, in highly variable environments, birds tend to have either larger or smaller brains relative to their body size. Birds with smaller brains tend to use ecological... more
Study examines weight loss outcomes in individuals taking psychiatric medication  NEWS MEDICAL · 13 hours
A new Canadian study suggests that individuals who take anti-depressants and/or anti-psychotics and participate in a weight management program can lose weight whether or not they take psychiatric... more
Big brains or big guts: Choose one  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Big brains can help an animal mount quick, flexible behavioral responses to frequent or unexpected environmental changes. But some birds just don't need 'em. more
Scientists identify unique way to treat incurable type of children's brain cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
An international team of researchers led by Yale University, University of Iowa, and the Translational Genomics Research Institute, an affiliate of City of Hope,... more
Psychiatric disorders are prevalent among adults and kids with kidney failure  NEWS MEDICAL · 21 hours
New research indicates that psychiatric illnesses are common in children and adults with kidney failure, and hospitalizations for such illnesses are associated with a higher risk... more
What causes numbness on the right side of the face?  MNT · 23 hours
Facial numbness can occur when nerves in the face become damaged or inflamed. Find out which conditions can cause right sided facial numbness, and learn about the treatment... more
Chronic pain research: Linking psychology, sociology, and neuroscience  MNT · 23 hours
Understanding chronic pain is challenging. A recent study examined the interplay between sociological, psychological, and neurological factors. more
Listening and reading evoke almost identical brain activity  MNT · 23 hours
By constructing 3D semantic maps, scientists have shown that the brain activity of comprehension is largely similar for listening and reading. more
Medical News Today: Chronic pain research: Linking psychology, sociology, and neuroscience  MNT · 24 hours
Understanding chronic pain is challenging. A recent study examined the interplay between sociological, psychological, and neurological factors. more
Medical News Today: Listening and reading evoke almost identical brain activity  MNT · 24 hours
By constructing 3D semantic maps, scientists have shown that the brain activity of comprehension is largely similar for listening and reading. more
Medical News Today: What causes numbness on the right side of the face?  MNT · 24 hours
Facial numbness can occur when nerves in the face become damaged or inflamed. Find out which conditions can cause right sided facial... more
Worsening air pollution linked to poor mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
According to a new large-scale study, rising air pollution can be associated with not just physical problems such as heart and lung diseases but also mental health problems such as depression, schizophrenia... more
Yet another way dogs help the military: aeromedical patient evacuations  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Animal-assisted therapy has many benefits in health care. Yet, its biological and psychosocial effects in the military are unknown, especially for injured, airlifted patients. Researchers teamed up with... more
Reliable response of cortical neurons amidst noise and chaos  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Neurons communicate with each other by sending out rapid pulses of electrical signals called spikes. At first glance, the generation of these spikes can be very reliable: when an isolated... more
Here's Why Drugs That Work So Well in Mouse Brains Often Fail Miserably in Humans  LIVE SCIENCE · 1 day
Mice and humans have the same kinds of brain cells and wiring. But the similarities may stop there. more
Phase-change heterostructure enables ultralow noise and drift for memory operation  Science Magazine · 1 day
Artificial intelligence and other data-intensive applications have escalated the demand for data storage and processing. New computing devices, e.g., phase-change random access memory (PCRAM) based neuro-inspired devices, are... more
NAD+ cleavage activity by animal and plant TIR domains in cell death pathways  Science Magazine · 1 day
SARM1 (sterile alpha and TIR motif containing 1) is responsible for depletion of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide in its oxidized form (NAD+) during... more
Persistence of neuronal representations through time and damage in the hippocampus  Science Magazine · 1 day
How do neurons encode long-term memories? Bilateral imaging of neuronal activity in the mouse hippocampus reveals that, from one day to the next, ~40% of neurons... more
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. more
New method classifies brain cells based on electrical signals  MIT · 1 day
Making electrophysiology more informative, team shows how to distinguish four classes of cells by spike waveform. more
Scratching the surface of how your brain senses an itch  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Light touch plays a critical role in everyday tasks, such as picking up a glass or playing a musical instrument, as well as for detecting the touch of,... more
Scorpion toxin that targets 'wasabi receptor' may help solve mystery of chronic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a scorpion toxin that targets the 'wasabi receptor,' a chemical-sensing protein found in nerve cells that's responsible for the... more
Memory research: Fruit flies learn their body size once for an entire lifetime  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Drosophila melanogaster develops stable long-term memory for its body size and reach through motion parallax while walking. more
Research: Awareness of effort to tackle air pollution can reduce people's mental wellbeing  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Efforts by governments to tackle air pollution can reduce people's mental wellbeing by not meeting citizens' expectations, new research says. more
Brain finds order amidst chaos  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
How does the brain find order amidst a sea of noise and chaos? Researchers have found the answer by using advanced simulation techniques to investigate the way neurons talk to each other. They found that by working as... more
Lessons from animal brains can help artificial intelligence to overcome difficult barriers  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Artificial intelligence (AI) still has a lot to learn from animal brains, says Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory neuroscientist Anthony Zador. Now, he's hoping that... more
Three suicide prevention strategies show real promise. How can they reach more people?  Science Magazine · 1 day
Crisis hotlines, standardizing mental health care, and restricting lethal means are all saving lives more
Have humans developed natural defenses against suicide?  Science Magazine · 1 day
A provocative idea suggests big brains can have tragic consequences—but may also help keep us safe more
Online dating is the most popular way couples meet  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Algorithms, and not friends and family, are now the go-to matchmaker for people looking for love, Stanford sociologist Michael Rosenfeld has found. more
New insights into protein transport could help define strategies for treating eye disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root... more
Critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy enhance brain imaging  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In an article published today in the peer-reviewed, open-access SPIE publication Neurophotonics, "High density functional diffuse optical tomography based on frequency domain measurements improves image quality and spatial... more
BU researcher receives NIH grant to study childhood adversity and later life health outcomes  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Lewina Lee, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine and clinical research psychologist at the National... more
Improvement of PTSD symptoms linked to reduced type 2 diabetes risk  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Traumatic experiences may affect a person in different ways. In some, these traumatic events may not pose a negative impact, but for others, they develop a... more
Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes  nanowerk · 2 days
Neuroscientists show how evolution and animal brains can be a rich source of inspiration for machine learning, especially to help AI tackle some enormously difficult problems, like doing... more
UCI study finds link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer's disease development  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists from the University of California, Irvine School of Biological Sciences have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting, a finding... more
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
New research on one of the oldest and most complete fossil primate skulls from South America shows instead that the pattern of brain evolution in this group was far more... more
Can pomegranate juice protect the infant brain?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In ongoing investigations, clinical researchers are exploring whether pomegranate juice intake during pregnancy can have a protective effect. more
Protein-transport discovery may help define new strategies for treating eye disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Many forms of vision loss stem from a common source: impaired communication between the eye and the brain. And at the root of that communication are... more
Understanding the animal brain could help robots wash your dishes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Neuroscientists show how evolution and animal brains can be a rich source of inspiration for machine learning, especially to help AI tackle some enormously difficult problems, like doing... more
Florida panthers, bobcats stricken by mystery nerve disorder  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
US authorities are investigating a mysterious neurological disorder affecting bobcats and Florida panthers that prevents them from walking normally. more
[Editors' Choice] Alternative rhythms in schizophrenia  Science Magazine · 2 days
A distinct set of rhythmically expressed genes related to mitochondrial function is identified in the brains of patients with schizophrenia. more
[Editors' Choice] Blaming an unusual suspect for endosomal traffic jams in Alzheimers disease  Science Magazine · 2 days
Accumulation of β–C-terminal fragments, not β-amyloid, drives early endosomal alterations in familial Alzheimer’s disease human neurons. more
Separate polarization and brightness channels give crabs the edge over predators  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Fiddler crabs see the polarization of light and this gives them the edge when it comes to spotting potentials threats, such as a rival crab or... more
Nearly 1/3 of migrants through Mexico to US experience significant violence during journey  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Almost one-third of people migrating to the US via Mexico experience physical, psychological, and/or sexual violence along the way, according to a... more
Highest-resolution human brain 'parts list' to date lays road map to better treatments  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study has written the most detailed 'parts list' of the human brain to date. This categorization of our brain cell... more
Improved functional near infrared spectroscopy enables enhanced brain imaging  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers demonstrate critical improvements to functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS)-based optical imaging in the brain. more
Cranial endocast of a stem platyrrhine primate and ancestral brain conditions in anthropoids  Science Magazine · 2 days
Understanding of ancestral conditions for anthropoids has been hampered by the paucity of well-preserved early fossils. Here, we provide an unprecedented view... more
Yale study shows rt-fMRI-NF has potential to treat adolescents with Tourette Syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Characterized by repetitive movements or vocalizations known as tics, Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that plagues many adolescents. more
Separate polarization and brightness channels give crabs the edge over predators  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Fiddler crabs see the polarisation of light and this gives them the edge when it comes to spotting potentials threats, such as a rival crab or... more
Nearly 1/3 of migrants through Mexico to US experience significant violence during journey  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Almost one-third of people migrating to the US via Mexico experience physical, psychological, and/or sexual violence along the way, according to a... more
20-million-year-old skull suggests complex brain evolution in monkeys, apes  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
It has long been thought that the brain size of anthropoid primates—a diverse group of modern and extinct monkeys, humans, and their nearest kin—progressively increased over time. New research on... more
Real-time fMRI treats Tourette Syndrome  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Characterized by repetitive movements or vocalizations known as tics, Tourette Syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that plagues many adolescents. A study has now trained adolescents with Tourette Syndrome to control their tics through an imaging technique that allows... more
Subtle Differences In Brain Cells Hint at Why Many Drugs Help Mice But Not People  NPR · 2 days
A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't... more
New brain map could improve AI algorithms for machine vision  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Neuroscientists have published an updated view on the primate brain's visual system organization. They found that parts of the primate visual system may work differently than previously thought. more
A serious mental disorder in one's youth can have a lasting impact on employment prospects  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Mental disorders experienced in adolescence and early adulthood that require hospital care are connected with low income, poor... more
'Key player' identified in genetic link to psychiatric conditions  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions, such as schizophrenia and autism. more
Fruit flies learn their body size once for an entire lifetime  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
In order to orient themselves and survive in their environment, animals must develop a concept of their own body size. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz... more
Link between brain immune cells and Alzheimer's disease development identified  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Scientists have discovered how to forestall Alzheimer's disease in a laboratory setting, a finding that could one day help in devising targeted drugs that prevent it. The researchers... more
Study suggests link between environmental pollution and increase in psychiatric disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers are increasingly studying the effects of environmental insults on psychiatric and neurological conditions, motivated by emerging evidence from environmental events like the record-breaking smog that... more
Integrated approach unifies psychology and neurophysiology of chronic pain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An integrated approach that unifies psychosocial factors with neurobiology sheds light on chronic pain traits and their underlying brain networks, according to a study published August 20 in the open-access... more
Research team discovers gene critical for human eye, brain and limb development  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An international collaboration led by a team at Oxford Brookes University has identified an important new gene which could open up new doors for... more
Engaging educational videos correlated with similar brain activity across learners  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The most engaging educational videos are correlated with similar brain activity across learners, according to research in young adults recently published in eNeuro. more
Nearly identical brain activity is evoked from processing written or spoken words  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The brain activity evoked from processing written or heard semantic information is almost identical, according to research in adults published in JNeurosci. These findings... more
Scientists identify specific gene that plays key role in several psychiatric conditions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have identified a specific gene they believe could be a key player in the changes in brain structure seen in several psychiatric conditions,... more
Johns Hopkins researchers reveal why deep brain stimulation improves Parkinson’s symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
In a new study of seven people with Parkinson’s disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that deep brain stimulation using electrical impulses jumpstarts the nerve... more
Early changes in blood pressure linked to poorer brain health in later life  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Research involving participants of Britain’s oldest running birth cohort study has revealed that changes in blood pressure in those as young as... more
Specialized psychological offense treatments linked to reductions in recidivism  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A first-of-its-kind study has found that specialized psychological programs for sexual and domestic violence offenders have led to major reductions in reoffending but best results are achieved with consistent input... more
New study provides a better understanding of Merkel cell carcinoma  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Merkel cell carcinoma is a rare and aggressive type of skin cancer. Also called neuroendocrine carcinoma of the skin, it is much less common than most other types... more
MSD collaborates with Francis Crick to find causes of motor neurone disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists at global biopharmaceutical company MSD and the Francis Crick Institute have started a unique new collaboration to understand the causes of Motor Neurone... more
CNS develops evidence-based guidelines for treatment of pediatric myelomeningocele  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The Congress of Neurological Surgeons has developed an evidence-based guideline for the treatment of patients with myelomeningocele. more
Middle-life hypertension may shrink the brain in later life  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A long-running study which ha been following up people into their seventies concludes that high blood pressure between the age of 36 and 53 years is associated with brain pathology... more
NeuroCatch platform used to conduct clinical study on pediatric concussion  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
NeuroCatch Inc., a brain-focused health technology company committed to translating research innovations into real-world medical devices and applications, is pleased to announce a research collaboration in brain vital... more
Environmental pollution linked with increased prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study led by University of Chicago researchers suggests a significant link between exposure to environmental pollution and an increase in the prevalence of neuropsychiatric disorders. more
Study explores motives, experiences of young people using New Psychoactive Substances  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A research study into New Psychoactive Substances (NPS) - formerly referred to as 'legal highs' - provides new evidence about why young people were attracted to... more
Medical News Today: Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea  MNT · 3 days
A new study of 20,000 adults with sleep apnea suggests that the risk of cancer could be 2–3 times higher among females with a... more
Medical News Today: 'Spontaneous chemistry' may drive Alzheimer's  MNT · 3 days
A new study asks whether subtle changes to the chemistry of proteins might explain why they build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's. more
Online brain games could help elderly improve cognitive abilities  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers from the University of California Irvine, have found that spending time playing online brain game exercises could be beneficial for septuagenarians and octogenarians in terms of their cognitive abilities. more
A lack of self control during adolescence is not uniquely human  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Impulsiveness in adolescence isn't just a phase, it's biology. And despite all the social factors that define our teen years, the human brain and the brains... more
Alzheimer's drug reverses brain damage from adolescent alcohol exposure in rats  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during... more
Is pollution linked to psychiatric disorders?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers are increasingly studying the effects of environmental insults on psychiatric and neurological conditions, motivated by emerging evidence from environmental events like the record-breaking smog that choked New Delhi two years ago. The results suggests a... more
Painting a bigger biosociological picture of chronic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
An integrated approach that unifies psychosocial factors with neurobiology sheds light on chronic pain traits and their underlying brain networks, according to a new study. more
Skeletal shapes key to rapid recognition of objects  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
In the blink of an eye, the human visual system can process an object, determining whether it's a cup or a sock within milliseconds, and with seemingly little effort. It's well-established that... more
Indigenous scholars confront the power, limitations of genomics  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
They traveled to central Illinois from Manitoba, Mexico City, Nova Scotia and 18 U.S. states, bringing expertise in a variety of fields, including anthropology, biomedical engineering, ethics, health and environmental policy, law,... more
Brain takes a beating as arteries age  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Researchers have presented a model that explains why memory deteriorates as the body ages. With age, the brain receives an increased load from the heart's beating as the body's large arteries stiffen over the... more
Possible genetic link between children's language and mental health  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study has examined genetic variants in six genes that are thought to contribute to language development in children. They found that nearly half of the genetic variants which... more
Multi-tasking protein at the root of neuropathic pain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition resulting from nerve injury and is characterized by increased pain sensitivity. Although known to be associated with overly excitable neurons in the spinal cord, the mechanisms... more
Inappropriate housing causing disabled people 'physical and mental harm'  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Leading housing experts are warning that disabled home-seekers are experiencing adverse emotional and mental distress due to a lack of suitable accommodation. more
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