Social media influencers take note, posting images of fatty foods increases follower engagement, researchers report.
Study identifies a cell-type specific brain circuit associated with curiosity and novelty-seeking behaviors.
Adolescents and older adults pay less attention to social cues in real-world interactions than young adults.
Trigger warnings shown before TV shows may have the opposite effect than is intended. Researchers found trigger warnings may prolong negative characteristics associated with bad memories. They also do not increase a person’s use of coping strategies.
Children raised in areas without much access to green space consider nature to be their “happy place”, a new study reports.
Students who completed a six-week stress-management program that exclusively focused on petting a therapy dog showed marked improvements in numerous cognitive and thinking skills.
A new method, dubbed DREADDs, relies on gene therapy techniques to alter genes in target cells to change the cell’s behavior. The method reduced anxious behaviors in monkey models of schizophrenia when combined with clozapine. Researchers say the metho…
When faced with having to make good choices, we often forget the option we like best and tend to be swayed by what we remember.
A link has been identified between psychosis and a genetic change that alters the immune system in the brain. Researchers found people with psychosis associated with bipolar disorder had decreased expression of GRK3. This led to an increased amount of …
Kirtan Kriya, a simple meditation practice that centers on psychological and spiritual wellbeing, may help to reduce some Alzheimer’s related risk factors and improve cognition in older adults.
If you feel anxious while at the wheel, you are more likely to feel exhaustion when you arrive at your destination, a new study reports.
Strangers who drink together start off at a distance, but move closer together as they become more intoxicated, a new study reports.
A new wireless, battery-less brain implant that harnesses optogenetics can manipulate social interactions in mice.
Neuroimaging revealed serotonin transporter levels increased in people who were in recovery from depression following cognitive behavioral therapy.
Family members of people with dementia are more likely to experience severe pre-loss grief than family members of those with cancer.
Those who live in neighborhoods that are considered safe, orderly, and have a more interconnected social environment are at higher risk of embarking on binge drinking episodes, a new study reports.
The new craze of “popping toys” may help provide relief from stress and anxiety in both adults and children, researchers report.
Soccer players who feel anxious at the thought of kicking a penalty kick and who miss the goal show more activity in the prefrontal cortex. Overthinking the shot, researchers say, could play a role in missing a goal.
7% of meat-eaters report feeling a “strong disgust” response to images of common meat-based dishes.
Older people who feel or act younger than their biological age tend to have better cognitive function, lower stress, and less inflammation than their peers who feel their age.