Psychology
New study explains why some patients report phantom sensations after limb amputation  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
After a limb amputation, brain areas responsible for movement and sensation alter their functional communication. This is the conclusion of a new study published... more
New cellular atlas could provide a deeper insight into blinding diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
When it comes to understanding how neurons connect to form circuits in the brain, scientists for decades have turned to the retina of the humble laboratory... more
Researchers find cost-effective way to improve mental health in prisons  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 hours
Of the 4 million prisoners released each year, 23 percent have suffered from major depressive disorder. Due to resource shortages, many go without adequate treatment while in prison.... more
Innovative compound offers a new therapeutic approach to treat multiple sclerosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 2.3 million people worldwide. This debilitating condition periodically shutters communication between the brain and other parts... more
Surgery and other treatments offer viable options for adult scoliosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 hours
For years, spine surgeons have debated the best methods for treating scoliosis in adults. Spinal curvature often results in more back pain, leg pain and other symptoms for... more
Signals on the scales: How the brain processes images  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
How are the images cast on the retina reassembled in the brain? Researchers have found that processing of visual stimuli occurs at the earliest waystation on the way to the... more
How to treat depression in prison -- and why it matters  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 hours
The first randomized study of its kind reveals effective treatment for prisoners suffering from mental illness. more
Seeing through another's eyes  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
New research provides direct evidence that we can take others' perspectives because we spontaneously form mental images of how the world looks to the other person, so that we can virtually see through their eyes and make judgements as if... more
How blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
Researchers have discovered how blood vessels protect the brain during inflammation -- a finding that could lead to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as stroke, epilepsy and multiple... more
GI neuroimmune disruption contributes to Gulf War Illness  SCIENCE DAILY · 13 hours
Many Persian Gulf War veterans experience Gulf War Illness (GWI), a chronic condition with symptoms ranging from gastrointestinal to neurological. While exposure to the anti-nerve gas pyridostigmine bromide (PB) is linked to... more
Smartphones help researcher better understand the nature of depression and anxiety  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
A psychologist's research using smartphones is providing valuable data in real time, information that could provide treatment benefits for patients struggling with anxiety and depression. more
Phantom limb sensation explained  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
After a limb amputation, brain areas responsible for movement and sensation alter their functional communication. This is the conclusion of a new study. The findings may help to understand why some patients report phantom sensations and others do not. more
Unhealthy diet linked to poor mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 14 hours
A study has found that poor mental health is linked with poor diet quality -- regardless of personal characteristics such as gender age, education, age, marital status and income level. more
Spotting slavery from space, and using iPads for communication disorders  Science Magazine · 14 hours
On this week’s show: We go to the AAAS annual meeting to talk communication disorders, we use satellites to spy on modern slavery, and we read a book... more
Latrophilin GPCRs direct synapse specificity by coincident binding of FLRTs and teneurins  Science Magazine · 14 hours
Bidirectional signaling by cell adhesion molecules is thought to mediate synapse formation, but the mechanisms involved remain elusive. We found that the adhesion G... more
Medical News Today: Why sleep is good for your arteries  MNT · 15 hours
A study of mice has uncovered an anti-inflammatory mechanism, involving a brain hormone through which good sleep can slow plaque buildup in arteries. more
The smelling of food controls cellular recycling and affects life expectancy  SCIENCE DAILY · 16 hours
The smelling of food affects physiology and aging, according to research conducted on the model organism, the roundworm. Surprisingly, this relationship is due to a single... more
Junk food is linked to both moderate and severe psychological distress  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
The study revealed that California adults who consumed more unhealthy food were also more likely to report symptoms of either moderate or severe psychological distress than... more
EEG helps scientists predict epileptic seizures minutes in advance  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
A new study shows that acetate, an acid found in some foods, may help doctors intervene when seizures are imminent. Scientists can monitor the brain activity of a specific cell... more
HIV drug could improve recovery after stroke  Science Magazine · 17 hours
A protein that may hinder the brain’s regrowth after damage points researchers to an unexpected treatment more
How news coverage of terrorism may shape support for anti-Muslim policies  PHYS.ORG · 18 hours
Terrorist attacks committed by the so-called Islamic State are rising in Western countries. A new Political Psychology study indicates that how the news media portray these... more
Evening exercise does not negatively affect sleep, may also reduce hunger  NEWS MEDICAL · 18 hours
Must cook dinner. Need to pick the kids up from school. Have to catch up on my favorite TV series. Live too far from the gym.... more
What alchemy and astrology can teach artificial intelligence researchers  PHYS.ORG · 19 hours
Artificial intelligence researchers and engineers have spent a lot of effort trying to build machines that look like humans and operate largely independently. Those tempting dreams have distracted many of... more
Researchers develop new neuro-inspired system to detect temporal patterns  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A new methodology to classify temporal patterns inspired by brain circuits has been developed to help understand the mechanisms that underlie biological learning. more
Discovery of potent compound in native California shrub may lead to treatment for Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A Salk Institute discovery of a... more
Scientists can monitor brain activity to predict epileptic seizures few minutes in advance  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Elizabeth Delacruz can't crawl or toddle around like most youngsters nearing their second birthday. more
Why melanoma tumors in the brain may be worse?  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Melanoma tumors that have spread to the brain are equipped to thwart immunotherapies and targeted therapies that succeed against tumors growing in other sites. more
Some drug combinations may be more effective than others for schizophrenic patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
Patients with schizophrenia are often treated with more than one type of psychiatric medication, but a new study suggests that some combinations may be... more
Peripheral nerve injury can trigger the onset and spread of ALS, shows study  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 day
A growing collection of anecdotal stories raises the possibility that nerve injury in an arm or a leg can act as a... more
Melanoma brain metastases are immunosuppressive with treatment-resistant metabolism  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Melanoma tumors that have spread to the brain are equipped to thwart immunotherapies and targeted therapies that succeed against tumors growing in other sites. Researchers report that the heavy reliance of these... more
Native California medicinal plant may hold promise for treating Alzheimer's  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
The medicinal powers of aspirin, digitalis, and the anti-malarial artemisinin all come from plants. A discovery of a potent neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory chemical in a native California shrub... more
Young bone marrow rejuvenates aging mouse brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study has found that transplanting the bone marrow of young laboratory mice into old mice prevented cognitive decline in the old mice, preserving their memory and learning abilities. The findings support an... more
Extinguishing fear memories relies on an unusual change to DNA  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Researchers have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders. Professor... more
[Research Articles] Brain metabolism modulates neuronal excitability in a mouse model of pyruvate dehydrogenase deficiency  Science Magazine · 2 days
Glucose is the ultimate substrate for most brain activities that use carbon, including synthesis of the neurotransmitters glutamate... more
Did you get it? I can see it in your eyes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Small involuntary eye movements, independent of any response, can be used to determine whether one has successfully learned. This finding opens new possibilities in understanding the... more
Peering inside the mind of the worm for clues on how memories form  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
A new study lays the ground for uncovering the molecular basis of memory blocking that has baffled scientists for decades. more
Can a nerve injury trigger ALS?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have demonstrated that a peripheral nerve injury can trigger the onset and spread of the disease in an animal model of ALS. more
BGU develops new AI platform for monitoring and predicting ALS progression  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform for monitoring and predicting progression of neurodegenerative diseases to help identify markers for... more
UQ research may explain why vitamin D is essential for brain health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
University of Queensland research may explain why vitamin D is vital for brain health, and how deficiency leads to disorders including depression and schizophrenia. more
New method to assess effectiveness of psychotherapies for social anxiety disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The effectiveness of psychotherapies for social anxiety disorder (SAD) is typically evaluated using self- and clinician-reported symptom change, while biomarkers of treatment response are rarely measured. more
Blueprint for treating a deadly brain tumor  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with gliomas live remarkably longer than others. The results suggested that certain patients'... more
Visualizing mental valuation processes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers have developed a computer model capable of predicting certain human decisions. With it, researchers can predict for example which food someone in a supermarket will choose to buy -- valuable information for marketing and health. more
Science News » Neuromelanin-Sensitive MRI Identified as a Potential Biomarker for Psychosis  NIMH · 2 days
Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging — called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI (NM-MRI) — is a potential biomarker for psychosis. NM-MRI signal... more
Big data is being reshaped thanks to 100-year-old ideas about geometry  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Your brain is made up of billions of neurons connected by trillions of synapses. And how they're arranged gives rise to the brain's functionality and to... more
National parks are beautiful, but austerity and inequality prevent many from enjoying them  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Spending time in nature is good for you. A person's access to parks and green, open spaces is important for their health,... more
Medical News Today: Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?  MNT · 2 days
New research helps explain why some glioblastoma tumors respond to immunotherapy whereas the majority of these aggressive cancers do not. more
Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?  MNT · 2 days
New research helps explain why some glioblastoma tumors respond to immunotherapy whereas the majority of these aggressive cancers do not. more
Studying ant cooperation is revealing how brains work together  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As a child, you almost certainly at one stage spent hours watching ants move about from their nest. Maybe you dropped a piece of food and watched as a group... more
Researchers find potential therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) have identified a potential therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer's, according to a study published in Journal of Neuroscience. more
New, versatile technique for remote control of transplanted cells in Parkinson's  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Neurodegenerative conditions such as Parkinson’s disease are a major public health issue, especially given the ageing population in Europe and beyond. Parkinson’s now affects more than... more
Brain-inspired artificial intelligence in robots  nanowerk · 2 days
Applying neuroscience in robotics, scientists proposed a case in which robots should be designed based on the principles of the human brain. They argue that robot intelligence can be significantly enhanced by mimicking strategies that the human brain... more
Scientists probe into the mind of worms to unravel how memories form  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Try as you might, some events cannot be remembered. Known in psychology as memory blocking, the phenomenon has remained elusive since first described more... more
Combining mechanical computing with 3D printing to create 'sentient' materials  nanowerk · 2 days
Engineers are combining mechanical computing with 3D printing as part of an effort to create 'sentient' materials that can respond to changes in their surroundings, even in extreme... more
Researchers peer inside the mind of the worm for clues on how memories form  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Try as you might, some events cannot be remembered. Known in psychology as memory blocking, the phenomenon has remained elusive... more
Early-career job loss has long term health implications  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Numerous studies have suggested that job loss and unemployment lead to poorer health. Sociologists at the University of Bamberg are now continuing this research and have set out to answer whether job... more
Neuroscientists reveal that simple brain region can guide complex feats of mental activity  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The organization and layout of dendrites is particularly intriguing in the somatosensory cerebral cortex. Like a many-tiered cake, it contains six distinctive... more
University of Dundee partners with Takeda to develop new treatments for tau pathology  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The University of Dundee Drug Discovery Unit has announced a partnership with Takeda, Japan's largest pharmaceutical company, to develop possible new therapeutic... more
New screening tool more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
A screening tool designed specifically to assess for human trafficking was more likely to identify sexual and labor exploitation of youth, as... more
Study may have important implications for refining parenting during child's adolescence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The field of adolescent psychology is increasingly focused on parents, with researchers asking how mothers and fathers control themselves (and their rising anger) in difficult interactions... more
Novel preclinical model mimics persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm infants  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Research-clinicians at Children's National Health System have created a novel preclinical model that mimics the persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm human infants, identifying interneuron subtypes... more
Study reveals insights into how the brain learns new locomotor patterns  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Imagine that while walking on a treadmill at the gym, it suddenly splits in two - one side moving faster than the other. Would you be... more
Study suggests new treatment strategy for deadly brain cancer  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
In a study of mice and human brain tumors researchers at the University of the Michigan, Ann Arbor, searched for new treatments by exploring the reasons why some patients with... more
Using computer model to visualize brain's internal valuation system  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Shopping in a supermarket can sometimes be an agony of choice. So many foods to choose from! And yet, we don't take hours to decide what we like to eat.... more
Researchers capture altered brain activity patterns of Parkinson's in mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
The tell-tale tremors of Parkinson's disease emerge from abnormal activity in a brain region crucial for voluntary movement. more
New model mimics persistent interneuron loss seen in prematurity  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Research-clinicians created a novel preclinical model that mimics the persistent interneuron loss seen in preterm human infants, identifying interneuron subtypes that could become future therapeutic targets to prevent or lessen... more
Keep calm and don't carry on when parenting teens  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
In a new study, psychologists find that mothers and fathers who are less capable of dampening down their anger are more likely to resort to harsh discipline aimed at their... more
Altered brain activity patterns of Parkinson's captured in mice  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Researchers pinpoint how brain activity changes in mouse models of Parkinson's disease, hinting at what may drive symptoms in humans. more
Brain's primitive sensory region also participates in sophisticated learning  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Neuroscientists have revealed that a simple brain region, known for processing basic sensory information, can also guide complex feats of mental activity. The new study involving mice demonstrated that cells... more
Scientists create new map of brain's immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A team of researchers under the direction of the Medical Center -- University of Freiburg has created an entirely new map of the brain's own immune system in humans and mice. more
Engineers can detect ultra rare proteins in blood using a cellphone camera  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Commercial approaches to ultrasensitive protein detection are starting to become available, but they are based on expensive optics and fluid handlers, which make them... more
Engineers can detect ultra rare proteins in blood using a cellphone camera  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
One of the frontiers of medical diagnostics is the race for more sensitive blood tests. The ability to detect extremely rare proteins could make... more
Philosophers ask the big questions about religion  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Theologians focus on the content of different religious traditions, while psychologists focus on the causes of religious beliefs. Philosophers, on the other hand, focus on the evidence for these beliefs and the rationality of... more
Adolescent female blood donors at risk for iron deficiency and associated anemia  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and nondonors, which... more
Smoking More Than 20 Cigarettes a Day Can Damage Vision, Study Says  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 days
Heavy smokers – those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day — have significant changes in the red-green and blue-yellow color vision and a... more
Researchers create new map of the brain's own immune system  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of researchers under the direction of the Medical Center - University of Freiburg has created an entirely new map of the brain's own immune system in... more
Brain imaging indicates potential success of drug therapy in depressive patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Working with international partners, a MedUni Vienna research group has shown that imaging techniques carried out prior to treatment indicate the potential success of drug therapy... more
Female adolescent blood donors more likely to have iron deficiency and related anemia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Female adolescent blood donors are more likely to have low iron stores and iron deficiency anemia than adult female blood donors and... more
Study shows how animals may remember and locate food sources  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A subset of neurons in the hippocampus respond to both place and taste, according to research in male rats published in JNeurosci. more
Research unravels neural mechanisms underlying illusions of complex-flow motion  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study of humans and monkeys published in JNeurosci has found the same subset of neurons encode actual and illusionary motion, although it takes the brain slightly longer to distinguish... more
New map of infant brain may aid early diagnosis of autism  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new map of newborn babies' brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological disorders. more
Study finds neuromelanin-sensitive MRI as potential biomarker for psychosis  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Researchers have shown that a type of magnetic resonance imaging -- called neuromelanin-sensitive MRI is a potential biomarker for psychosis. more
Depression reversed in male mice by activating gene that helps excite neurons  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation... more
Brain cells combine place and taste to make food maps  SCIENCE-NEWS · 4 days
A select group of brain cells responds to both flavor and location, a specialty that may help an animal find the next good meal. more
Researchers report progress in the treatment of aggressive brain tumors  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Cancer researchers at the University of Bonn have reported significant progress in the treatment of glioblastoma. About one third of all patients suffer from a particular variant of... more
Scanning children's teeth may predict future mental health issues  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study has found that scanning children’s teeth could help to predict their risk of developing mental health problems later in life. more
A call for a theoretical framework to address replication crisis facing the psychological sciences  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A pair of researchers from the London School of Economics and Political Science and Harvard University has published a Perspective... more
Study: COPD patients need more support when understanding new chest symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease need more support when understanding and acting on new chest symptoms, a study in the journal Psycho-Oncology reports. more
Medical News Today: Parkinson's: How stem cells can help repair the brain  MNT · 4 days
A new review examines the past, present, and future of stem cell therapy for replacing damaged brain cells in Parkinson's disease. more
Activating gene that helps excite neurons reverses depression in male mice  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Directly activating a gene important to exciting our excitatory neurons and associated with major depression may help turn around classic symptoms like social isolation and loss... more
KU professor discusses promise of brain-computer interface to aid, restore communication  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Brain-computer interfaces promise to restore communication for individuals with severe speech and physical impairments. Current brain computer interfaces share many features of high-tech, conventional augmentative and... more
Columbia researchers unravel why some glioblastomas respond to immunotherapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Columbia researchers have learned why some glioblastomas--the most common type of brain cancer--respond to immunotherapy. The findings could help identify patients who are most likely to benefit from treatment with... more
Medical News Today: Night owls may experience 'jet lag' on a daily basis  MNT · 5 days
New research shows how brain activity in 'night owls' is different from that of 'morning larks,' and how this can affect their... more
Night owls may experience 'jet lag' on a daily basis  MNT · 5 days
New research shows how brain activity in 'night owls' is different from that of 'morning larks,' and how this can affect their productivity and well-being. more
Brain-zapping implants that fight depression are inching closer to reality
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The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted
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The curious link between brain diseases and blue-green algae
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Rocking puts adults to sleep faster and makes slumber deeper
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