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Medical News Today: Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin
MNT Using a new approach, researchers from the University of Warwick may have identified the source of reduced happiness and unpleasant memories in depression. 18 hours
Depression: New brain imaging method pinpoints areas of origin
MNT Using a new approach, researchers from the University of Warwick may have identified the source of reduced happiness and unpleasant memories in depression. 18 hours
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Offbeat brainwaves during sleep make older adults forget
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The psychology of Christmas shopping—how marketers nudge you to buy
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First mathematical network model for the Battle of the Sexes
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Even brain images can be biased
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Medical News Today: Need more sleep than most people? Blame your genes
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Scientists create atomic scale map that tracks how brain signals connect to neurons
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Experts call for more action on gambling-related research and treatment
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Engineers program tiny robots to move, think like insects
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Eating together as a family helps children feel better, physically and mentally
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Why There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays
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New book examines what religious Americans think about science
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Good friends might be your best brain booster as you age
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Autism traits linked to risk of depression, suicidal thoughts in people with psychosis
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Medical News Today: From brain to lips: What causes stuttering?
MNT Stuttering is a fairly common phenomenon, but its underlying mechanisms remain unclear. What happens in the brain when speech fluency is affected? 4 days
From brain to lips: What causes stuttering?
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Autism treatment: Social impairments can be corrected by brain stimulation
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Medical News Today: Could these psychological traits help us live longer?
MNT By studying a group of elderly adults from Italy, researchers have identified a set of common traits associated with better mental health in old age. 4 days
Could these psychological traits help us live longer?
MNT By studying a group of elderly adults from Italy, researchers have identified a set of common traits associated with better mental health in old age. 4 days
Researchers use WWII code-breaking techniques to interpret brain data
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Autism therapy: Social behavior restored via brain stimulation
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Anti-stress compounds provide new treatment approach for diabetes and obesity
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Vehicles could get 'nerves' that sense damage with new research
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Mental health care worries linger 5 years after Sandy Hook
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Brains of former football players showed how common traumatic brain injuries might be
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Discovery of new protein shape could impact cancer and neurodegenerative disease therapies
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Global representatives announce declaration to establish International Brain Initiative
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Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless
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5 years after Sandy Hook, mental health care worries linger
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Japanese Company Raises Record $90 Million for Moon Missions
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Researchers developing smartphone app to help patients with eating disorders
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New findings on brain estrogen may reveal cause of undiagnosed infertility problems
NEWS MEDICAL Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys, according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who have upended the traditional... 5 days
Researchers use new approach to identify casual mechanisms in depression
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Presurgical imaging may predict whether epilepsy surgery will work
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Stuttering: Stop signals in the brain disturb speech flow
SCIENCE DAILY 'G-g-g-g-g-ood morning' is a daily obstacle for people who stutter. However, so far, not much is known about the causes of persistent developmental stuttering, which is the most frequent speech... 5 days
Beta of Neurodata Without Borders software now available
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Estrogen discovery could shed new light on fertility problems
SCIENCE DAILY Estrogen produced in the brain is necessary for ovulation in monkeys, according to researchers who have upended the traditional understanding of the hormonal cascade that leads to release of an... 5 days
Chemical found in marijuana could help HIV patients maintain their mental function
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Brain structure linked to hallucinations and musical aptitude
SCIENCE DAILY New research links brain structure to an individual's likelihood of experiencing hallucinations and to their musical aptitude. Participants with higher musical aptitude showed lower hallucination proneness. 5 days
How Zika virus induces congenital microcephaly
SCIENCE DAILY Epidemiological studies show that in utero fetal infection with the Zika virus (ZIKV) may lead to microcephaly, an irreversible congenital malformation of the brain characterized by an incomplete development of the cerebral cortex. However, the mechanism... 5 days
Medical News Today: Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age
MNT What we eat can affect our psychological health, but which foods are beneficial? A new study suggests that... 5 days
Which foods are best for mental well-being? It depends on your age
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DNA element may cause rare movement disorder
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Medical News Today: 'We all hear voices in our heads,' but why? Study investigates
MNT New research suggests that the brain regards talking inside of our heads as equivalent to talking out loud, with the... 5 days
Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation
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African immigrants: How race and gender shape the American dream
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Don't mix business with pleasure
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Common psychological traits in group of Italians aged 90 to 101
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Marijuana may help HIV patients keep mental stamina longer
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Pokémon Go could help people who struggle socially
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'We all hear voices in our heads,' but why? Study investigates
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Action games expand the brain's cognitive abilities, study suggests
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Researchers explore neuro-psychological mechanisms behind existential threats
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Newly discovered molecular chaperones may soon be part of therapies for Huntington's disease
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Mini brains may wrinkle and fold just like ours
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Huntington's disease drug clears initial hurdles - raising hopes
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Rice scientists develop method to identify patients at high risk of continued seizures before surgery
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Researchers find link between brain structure and hallucination proneness, musical aptitude
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Brain responses of children with inherited dyslexia risk predict their future reading speed
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Scientists discover specific mechanism of Zika virus-associated microcephaly
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Medical News Today: How can we switch off hunger in the brain? Study sheds light
MNT New research investigates how to turn off a class of appetite-stimulating neurons. The findings have far-reaching implications for... 6 days
How can we switch off hunger in the brain? Study sheds light
MNT New research investigates how to turn off a class of appetite-stimulating neurons. The findings have far-reaching implications for obesity and overeating. 6 days
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