Studying 50 species of primates, researchers found 80% of the species studied performed corpse carrying behaviors as a way to process grief. Following the loss of an infant, some primate mothers carried the body for up to four months following death.
Mindfulness and meditation may offer small but significant benefits to cognition, especially in older adults.
Genetic nurture, the concept that the parent’s genes indirectly influence their children by shaping the environment they provide for them, is almost equally important in a child’s educational achievement as direct genetic inheritance.
Combining artificial intelligence technology with raw data from brain activity, researchers accelerate the understanding of how neural activity impacts specific behaviors.
Combining artificial intelligence, mathematical modeling, and brain imaging data, researchers shed light on the neural processes that occur when people use mental abstraction.
When feeling stressed people are more likely to jump to more undesirable conclusions based on little evidence, a new study concludes.
Researchers report a cleaner living environment may not detrimentally impact a child’s developing immune system, as current theories suggest.
Neuroimaging study reveals abnormalities in memory replay in those with schizophrenia.
People who trust their gut instinct with simple decision-making strategies make equally as good, but faster, decisions as those who rely on data methods alone.
Neurological and psychological symptoms associated with COVID-19 infection, such as fatigue and depression, are more common in those with mild coronavirus infection than previously believed.
Older adults with more natural teeth are better able to carry out simple everyday tasks like cooking and cleaning compared to those who have lost their teeth, a new study reports. Researchers found a causal link between tooth loss and functional capaci…
Researchers have identified a layer of genetic material involved in controlling the production of tau in the brain. The material is part of a larger family of non-coding genes that regulate and control other brain proteins associated with neurodegenera…
A newly developed robotic thumb imprints how the hand is represented in the brain. Using the robotic thumb, researchers reported improvements in conducting dexterity tasks, such as building with blocks. Additionally, those who trained to use the additi…
Fruit flies may use dopamine to learn in similar ways to humans.
Glioblastoma can mimic the normal repair of white matter in the brain, causing the tumor to become less malignant. Additionally, a drug commonly prescribed for asthma can help suppress glioblastoma growth in mouse models.
The association between alcohol use, smoking, antisocial behavior, and depression was stronger in Gen Z teens than millennials during their teenage years.
Combining artificial intelligence technology with brain scan data, researchers have identified three novel subtypes of multiple sclerosis.
Teens are more likely to ignore advice than younger children, but only when the advice offered is bad. This is because teens are better at judging their own decisions, researchers say. The findings reveal the development of metacognition may be a key d…
Lower birth weight in medically assisted reproduction babies does not appear to hamper cognitive development to the same degree that it does in naturally conceived children with lower weight at birth.
Modifying the levels of two different proteins active in two different brain cells extended the life of fruit flies by 7-9%. The treatment also reduced the buildup of Alzheimer’s related amyloid plaques within the brain.