Study identifies a cell-type specific brain circuit associated with curiosity and novelty-seeking behaviors.
Split-second perceptions by adults of children’s faces leads them to make judgments of the child’s intentions and character.
Study reveals there are differences in genes and the genetic burdens that underpin ASD between males and females. Researchers also found specific differences in the ways the brains of girls on the autism spectrum respond to different social cues.
Olfactory imprinting in infant mice has a direct impact on their social behaviors as adults.
A new theory proposes executive function, or the ability to control your behavior, might not exist just within the mind. External influences may dictate the development of internal control.
Study reveals we all have the capacity to think about others as well as ourselves, but thinking about one’s self takes precedence.
Study identifies a neural pathway associated with error monitoring and attention function in some psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, ASD, and schizophrenia. Researchers say the pathway could be modulated with the help of transcranial magnetic stimulat…
Researchers comment on a new theory of human behavior in traditional societies and advocate for a new, fully integrated evolutionary theory of human behavior.
Using over a century of data from other pandemics, and applying knowledge about the current COVID-19 infection, researchers predict the long term effects coronavirus will have on the brain and nervous system.
Youth with problematic behaviors can benefit more from community-driven diversion programs aimed at addressing mental health and substance abuse in lieu of commitment to detention centers.
NAA, a compound in the brain, plays a key role in emotional agency and flexibility in healthy people.
When asked questions about sensitive behaviors, such as alcohol consumption or over-eating, people tend to respond in ways they consider socially correct, while downplaying their personal negative behaviors.
Using aversive stimuli and punishments to train dogs leads to increased stress and anxiety in the animals.
A new study reports on a link between repetitive behaviors associated with autism and gastrointestinal problems. Researchers also found a connection between the severity of ASD symptoms and an increased risk of children experiencing more severe constip…
People with strong moral and political convictions who saw images of protestors congruent to their own views showed activation in the brain’s reward system. The study suggests violent acts in political protests can arise as a desire to act morally, rat…
In times of uncertainty, noradrenaline helps us learn and adapt our behaviors, researchers report.
A new machine-learning algorithm has uncovered new neural mechanisms and enhanced the decoding of behaviors directly from brain signaling data.
Study reveals how gene control mechanisms determine the identity of neurons in the embryonic brainstem. A failure in differentiation in developing brainstem neurons can lead to behavioral abnormalities, including ADHD.
Witnessing bad behaviors triggers similar neural responses to those triggered by noxious smells. The study also pinpoints a biomarker in the brain for disgust.
Study found genes implicated in cattle temperament contribute to neural developmental functions and are differentially expressed in the human brain. Some ASD related genes are associated with cattle temperament.