Psychology
Study shows how Toxoplasma infection causes seizures, psychiatric illness for some  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 hours
Think about traffic flow in a city - there are stop signs, one-way streets, and traffic lights to organize movement across a widespread network. Now, imagine... more
Research shows entire brain responds to the gut through neuronal connections  NEWS MEDICAL · 8 hours
You know that feeling in your gut? We think of it as an innate intuition that sparks deep in the belly and helps guide our actions,... more
Magnetic stimulation of rectal nerves could help treat fecal incontinence  NEWS MEDICAL · 11 hours
An ongoing study by the Medical College of Georgia on the role of magnetic stimulation of the rectal nerves to achieve better bowel control in patients with fecal... more
New study overturns ‘snapshot’ model of cell cycle accepted since 1974  NEWS MEDICAL · 12 hours
Cells have a big decision: Should they replicate or sleep? Healthy cells can go either way. Cancer cells' replication switches are stuck in the 'on' position. more
Potential of using psychedelic drugs in psychiatry  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
Before they were banned about a half century ago, psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin showed promise for treating conditions including alcoholism and some psychiatric disorders. Researchers say it's time for regulators, scientists, and... more
The facial expressions of mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 15 hours
Researchers have described different emotional facial expressions for mice. Similar to humans, the face of a mouse looks completely different when it tastes something sweet or bitter, or when it becomes anxious. With this new possibility to render... more
Facial expressions of emotion states and their neuronal correlates in mice  Science Magazine · 16 hours
Understanding the neurobiological underpinnings of emotion relies on objective readouts of the emotional state of an individual, which remains a major challenge especially in animal models.... more
Maintenance of neural stem cell positional identity by mixed-lineage leukemia 1  Science Magazine · 16 hours
Neural stem cells (NSCs) in the developing and postnatal brain have distinct positional identities that dictate the types of neurons they generate. Although morphogens initially establish... more
The face of a mouse reveals its emotions: study  PHYS.ORG · 16 hours
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology are the first to describe emotional facial expressions for mice. Similar to humans, mouse facial expressions change when it tastes something sweet... more
Gender bias in commenting poses barriers to women scholars  PHYS.ORG · 17 hours
Women academics are less likely than men to comment on published research, limiting scholarly debate, a new study co-authored by York University sociologist Professor Cary Wu, shows. According to the... more
Australopithecus afarensis Had Ape-Like Brain Organization, But Prolonged Brain Growth Like Humans  SCI-NEWS.COM · 17 hours
Human brains are three times larger, are organized differently, and mature for a longer period of time than those of our closest living relatives,... more
Psychoactive ingredient in marijuana may impair ability to produce viable embryos  NEWS MEDICAL · 19 hours
Female eggs exposed to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, have an impaired ability to produce viable embryos, and are significantly less likely to result in... more
Baby steps: Ancient skull helps trace path to modern childhood  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Within our extended primate family consisting of lemurs, monkeys, and apes, humans have the largest brains. Our closest living relatives, chimpanzees, weigh about two-thirds as much as us,... more
Study shows efficacy of parent-based treatment for childhood anxiety  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
A study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, published by Elsevier, reports that an entirely parent-based treatment, SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions),... more
A 3-D-printed brain could make it easier to find cancer treatments  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
Glioblastoma is the deadliest form of brain tumor—less than 10 percent of people who are diagnosed with it will survive more than five years. more
Sociologist explains how coronavirus might change the world around us  PHYS.ORG · 21 hours
In his role as a medical sociologist, Richard M. Carpiano studies population health issues, analyzing how a variety of social factors influence both the physical and mental health... more
Spina bifida surgery before birth restores brain structure  SCIENCE DAILY · 22 hours
Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body's ability to restore normal brain structure, new research has discovered. more
Rodents and a rocket carried these researchers' dreams to space  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
The human body evolved within the constant force of Earth's gravity. To prevent bone and muscle atrophy during their stays in space, astronauts must exercise every day. For... more
Hereditary genetic defect linked to medulloblastoma destabilizes protein regulation  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The causes of 40 percent of all cases of certain medulloblastoma - dangerous brain tumors affecting children - are hereditary. more
Tracking tau protein yields insight into possible treatments for neurodegenerative diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
In the fight against neurodegenerative diseases such as frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer's and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the tau protein is a major culprit. more
A global, online crowdsourcing challenge launched to accelerate epilepsy research  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Novela Neurotech, a medtech company that accelerates neurological discoveries, joins forces with NeuroTechX, an international neurotech community to launch a global, online crowdsourcing challenge with the goal of... more
Good news for patients with NFI-related low grade gliomas  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A paper published in the academic journal Neuro-Oncology by NF experts has demonstrated an increased understanding of low grade gliomas (LGG) occurring in children and adults with NF1. more
Study reveals frequent use of coercive measures in Finnish psychiatric care  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The use of coercive measures in psychiatric care has decreased over the past years. However, a new study shows that coercive measures are still frequently used... more
MRI sensor reveals how dopamine drives brain activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences both nearby and distant brain regions. more
Spina bifida surgery before birth more effective at healing neurological structure  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Surgery performed on a fetus in the womb to repair defects from spina bifida triggers the body's ability to restore normal brain structure, Mayo Clinic research... more
Woman with COVID-19 developed a rare brain condition. Doctors suspect a link.  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
The rare condition has been associated with other viral infections, including influenza and herpes. more
Skull scans reveal evolutionary secrets of fossil brains  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Scientists have long been able to measure and analyze the fossil skulls of our ancient ancestors to estimate brain volume and growth. The question of how these ancient brains compare to modern... more
Ribosome-associated vesicles: A dynamic subcompartment of the endoplasmic reticulum in secretory cells  Science Magazine · 2 days
The endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a highly dynamic network of membranes. Here, we combine live-cell microscopy with in situ cryo–electron tomography to directly visualize... more
MAP6 is an intraluminal protein that induces neuronal microtubules to coil  Science Magazine · 2 days
Neuronal activities depend heavily on microtubules, which shape neuronal processes and transport myriad molecules within them. Although constantly remodeled through growth and shrinkage events, neuronal microtubules... more
Australopithecus afarensis endocasts suggest ape-like brain organization and prolonged brain growth  Science Magazine · 2 days
Human brains are three times larger, are organized differently, and mature for a longer period of time than those of our closest living relatives, the chimpanzees.... more
[Research Articles] Control of brain tumor growth by reactivating myeloid cells with niacin  Science Magazine · 2 days
Glioblastomas are generally incurable partly because monocytes, macrophages, and microglia in afflicted patients do not function in an antitumor capacity. Medications that... more
[Editors' Choice] The neural circuit model in psychiatry pays off  Science Magazine · 2 days
Noninvasive brain stimulation in depressed patients can be used to target different neural circuits, improving different symptoms. more
Understanding brain tumors in children  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
The causes of 40% of all cases of certain medulloblastomas -- dangerous brain tumors affecting children -- are hereditary. A genetic defect that occurs in 15% of these children plays a key role by destabilizing the production of... more
How dopamine drives brain activity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that can track dopamine levels, neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences distant brain regions. more
The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Maria dreams of being the next Greta Thunberg. Kelita is studying in the first-ever university program in the Amazon. Fabio is helping his family do its part to fight climate change through sustainable agriculture. more
How dopamine drives brain activity  MIT · 2 days
A specialized MRI sensor reveals the neurotransmitter’s influence on neural activity throughout the brain. more
Newly-Discovered Gene Mutation Improves Cognitive Flexibility in Mice  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 days
A team of U.S. researchers has discovered a genetic mutation that improves cognitive flexibility in mice. Electrical signals stimulate chemical... more
Physical activity beneficial for mental well-being in middle-aged women despite menopausal status  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A recent study has found that late menopausal status is associated with an elevated level of depressive symptoms that indicate the negative dimension of... more
New brain-imaging study sheds light on human creativity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
According to a popular view, creativity is a product of the brain's right hemisphere – innovative people are considered "right-brain thinkers" while "left-brain thinkers" are thought to be analytical and logical. more
Study shows how the brain balances sensory information to control muscle movement  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Visual feedback is just as important as a sense of body position when it comes to the involuntary reflexes that activate muscle movement, says... more
Researchers uncover novel role for autophagy in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Scientists from the laboratory of Dr. Natalia Kononenko at the CECAD Center of Excellence in Aging Research at the University of Cologne have found out that autophagy - the process... more
Study provides insights into pain signaling mechanism in the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Fast communication between our brain cells - or neurotransmission as it is called - is hugely important for our brain to work properly. Some of the messengers involved... more
Amyloid plaque formation causes brain tissue loss in animals  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Amyloid plaque formation directly causes brain tissue loss in animals, but a drug called lithium reduces the life-shortening effects of this loss, shows a study published today in eLife. more
Experiences of women who had negative effects when using hormonal contraception  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A study of women who experienced mental ill-health from a hormonal contraception indicates they value their mental well-being higher than a satisfactory sex life. Their experiences... more
Where in the brain does creativity come from? Evidence from jazz musicians  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new brain-imaging study has studied the brain activity of jazz guitarists during improvisation to show that creativity is, in fact, driven primarily by... more
The placebo effect and psychedelic drugs: Tripping on nothing?  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like effects from placebos alone. The researchers reported some of the strongest placebo effects on consciousness in... more
First-of-its-kind trial identifies a viable target for treating anhedonia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A first-of-its-kind trial has demonstrated that a receptor involved in the brain's reward system may be a viable target for treating anhedonia (or lack of pleasure), a key symptom of... more
UMass Amherst study explores effects ER caregivers’ on-the-job emotions on patient care  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Doctors and nurses in emergency departments at four academic centers and four community hospitals in the Northeast reported a wide range of emotions triggered... more
Unraveling gut-to-brain communication paves way for targeted treatments  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists at Flinders University have, for the first time, identified a specific type of sensory nerve ending in the gut and how these may 'talk' to the spinal cord, communicating pain or... more
How animals understand numbers influences their chance of survival  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
While they can't pick out precise numbers, animals can comprehend that more is, well, more. A neurobiologist explored the current literature on how different animal species comprehend numbers and the... more
Exercise-carrousel reduces the burden of dementia patient's caregivers  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The research group "geriatric psychiatry in motion" of the German Sport University Cologne and the LVR-Hospital Cologne develop and evaluate exercise programs for geriatric mental health care. more
Air pollution associated with dementia and cardiovascular disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
People continuously exposed to air pollution are at increased risk of dementia, especially if they also suffer from cardiovascular diseases, according to a study at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the... more
Scientists model human CMV-induced microcephaly using brain organoids  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A City of Hope scientist is one step closer to discovering what weakens a pathogen that appears to cause babies to be born with abnormally small heads. more
The importance of telemedicine during COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A timely paper in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics illustrates the importance of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Engineers innovate soft, flexible brain implant  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team have established a soft, flexible neural implant that can mold to the brain’s contours without damaging the tissue. more
Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants  MIT · 4 days
Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices. more
Renal denervation effective in patients with untreated high blood pressure  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Three months after undergoing renal denervation —a procedure that delivers energy to overactive nerves leading to the kidney to decrease their activity—patients with untreated high blood pressure had... more
Engineers innovate new soft, flexible brain implant  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A team have established a soft, flexible neural implant that can mold to the brain’s contours without damaging the tissue. more
Novel and fully automated technique can speed up detection of stroke  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Human emotion system laboratory team at the University of Turku and Turku PET Centre, Finland, introduces a fully automated method for acute ischemic lesion segmentation on... more
MIT engineers develop soft, flexible neural implants  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The brain is one of our most vulnerable organs, as soft as the softest tofu. Brain implants, on the other hand, are typically made from metal and other rigid materials that over time can... more
COVID-19 bears out the research: Music brings people together (socially and virtually)  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
In the early days of the pandemic reaching Europe, the world watched as Italians emerged onto their balconies to sing the national anthem together,... more
Women with postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have further children  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Women who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety, mania and schizophrenia following the live birth of their first child are less likely to go... more
Engineers 3D print soft, rubbery brain implants  nanowerk · 4 days
Technique may enable speedy, on-demand design of softer, safer neural devices. more
Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders less likely to have a second child  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Women who experience postpartum psychiatric disorders after the birth of their first child are less likely have more children. more
Gene that could affect the progress of ALS discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from the Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University have successfully found a gene that could work towards accelerating the progression of ALS or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. The study titled, "The... more
A new way to study HIV's impact on the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Using a newly developed laboratory model of three types of brain cells, scientists reveal how HIV infection -- as well as the drugs that treat it -- can... more
Newly developed laboratory model helps reveal how HIV infection affects the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Though many negative repercussions of human immunodeficiency virus infection can be mitigated with the use of antiretroviral therapy, one area where medical advances haven't... more
Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors could increase life expectancy of people with severe mental illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study showed that tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors would provide the greatest benefit in... more
Researchers examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with ASD  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Allison Jack, Assistant Professor, Psychology, is examining gene coexpression and brain connectivity in females with autism spectrum disorder. more
Columbia scientists provide new insights into how mutations in a gene cause ALS  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Columbia scientists have provided new insights into how mutations in a gene called TBK1 cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease... more
Scientists discover a brain region necessary for shaping socially motivated behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
How much we value an item is often related to what other people have. You might want the newest fashion, but not once everybody has it. more
COVID-19 might cause loss of smell. Here’s what that could mean.  LIVE SCIENCE · 7 days
It's theoretically possible that coronavirus could infect the region of the brain responsible for smell. more
Identification of a nerve-associated, lung-resident interstitial macrophage subset with distinct localization and immunoregulatory properties  Science Magazine · 7 days
Tissue-resident macrophages are a diverse population of cells that perform specialized functions including sustaining tissue homeostasis and tissue surveillance. Here,... more
How cognitive intelligence is a whole brain phenomenon  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
An international collaborative study provides findings on the neural basis of intelligence, otherwise known as general cognitive ability (IQ). more
Cellular train track deformities shed light on neurological disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new technique allows researchers to test how the deformation of tiny train track-like cell proteins affects their function. The findings could help clarify the roles of deformed 'microtubules' in... more
New algorithm examines crime-scene bullets segment by segment  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
On the morning of March 22, 1915, residents of the small town of West Shelby, New York, awoke to a horrific scene. A woman clad only in a bloodied nightgown lay shot... more
Cellular train track deformities shed light on neurological disease  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
A new technique allows researchers to test how the deformation of tiny train track-like cell proteins affects their function. The findings could clarify the roles of deformed "microtubules" in traumatic... more
Brain mapping shows motor regions for the hand may be connected to entire body  NEWS MEDICAL · 7 days
Neuroscientists have published findings which reveal that the motor region for the hand connects to the entire body. more
Global scientific collaboration produces first genetic map of the cerebral cortex  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The cerebral cortex is the relatively thin, folded, outer "gray matter" layer of the brain crucial for thinking, information processing, memory, and attention. more
Worldwide scientific collaboration unveils genetic architecture of gray matter  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300... more
Brain mapping study suggests motor regions for the hand also connect to the entire body  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Investigators report that they have used microelectrode arrays implanted in human brains to map out motor functions down... more
New technique uses AI to better define the different sections of the brain in newborns  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Canadian scientists have developed an innovative new technique that uses artificial intelligence to better define the different sections... more
Jumping genes help make functional brain cells in a lab dish  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The process of making functional brain cells in a lab dish requires the precise activation of selfish genetic elements known as LINE-1 (L1) retrotransposons. more
Insights into diagnosis and treatment of rare pediatric brain cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Ependymoma is a rare form of brain cancer that implicates children and is often tricky to diagnose. more
Despite failures, chemo still promising against dangerous childhood brain cancer, DIPG  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The pediatric brain cancer known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) is almost uniformly fatal. In part, this is due to where and how it grows,... more
Hidden Brain: How Trust May Help To Limit A Disease Outbreak  NPR · 1 week
What helps to contain an epidemic? A study of the Ebola crisis suggests that patients' trust in health workers can encourage patients to report illnesses and... more
Despite failures, chemotherapy still promising against fatal pediatric brain cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The pediatric brain cancer known as diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma is almost uniformly fatal. In part, this is due to where and how it grows, forming as a... more
Hotter temperatures linked to bad mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Hot days increase the probability that an average adult in the U.S. will report bad mental health, according to a study published on March 25, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Mengyao... more
Heat takes its toll on mental health  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Hot days increase the probability that an average adult in the US will report bad mental health, according to a new study. more
Diet, nutrition have profound impact on microbial composition in the gut  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Nutrition and diet have a profound impact on microbial composition in the gut, in turn affecting a range of metabolic, hormonal, and neurological processes, according to... more
Mother/infant skin-to-skin touch boosts baby's brain development and function  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
As the world prioritizes social distancing due to COVID-19, research shows that extended use of Kangaroo Care, a skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest method of caring for a baby, can positively benefit full-term... more
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