Those who flout COVID recommendations are less agreeable, have lower intellect and tend to be more extroverted than those who adhere to recommendations. COVID non-conformists also prioritize self-interest and personal freedom and show greater tolerance…
The effects of lead exposure on overall health have been well document, but a new study reveals early exposure to pollution can have a detrimental effect on personality. Researchers report those who were born following the decline of environmental lead…
Women with postpartum depression report normal olfactory sensitivity, while those who are genetically predisposed to major depressive disorder have decreased olfactory sensitivity.
While the response to numbers may be an evolutionary trait we share with some animals, our ability to perceive language and digits underpins our advanced mathematical skills.
Perception of social interactions unfolds through pupil dilation. The findings shed light on the visual system’s role in sensitivity to social interactions.
Study establishes a comprehensive single-nucleus transcriptomic atlas of the aging primate hippocampus and provides key information about age-related molecular signatures at the single-cell level.
Findings reveal how individual neurons in the thalamus can merge signals coming from different regions of the cortex. The findings could lead to new treatment options for schizophrenia, epilepsy, and other brain disorders where thalamus dysfunction is …
In the face of immense pressure, Simone Biles’ recent decision to withdraw from Olympic competition to focus on her mental health should be considered an inspirational message, psychologists say.
Researchers propose a novel computational framework that uses artificial intelligence technology to disentangle the relationship between perception and memory in the human brain.
Unexpected uncertainty is a motivator for change that prompts us to change our decisions and behaviors, even when changing the decision does not provide a better outcome.
People are less likely to harshly judge a friend or family member who acts unethically than they would a stranger. However, the leniency comes at a cost to the judger’s sense of self-worth.
Researchers have compiled a new, highly detailed 3D brain map that captures the shapes and activity of neurons in the visual neocortex of mice. The map is freely available for neuroscience researchers and artificial intelligence specialists to utilize.
Study reveals how the amygdala plays a role in prepulse inhibition by activating inhibitory neurons in the brain stem of mice. The findings could have positive implications in the development of treatments for schizophrenia, OCD, and other disorders ma…
Sleeping longer at night had little impact on work productivity or cardiovascular health. However, taking a short daytime nap helped improve productivity and well-being overall.
Alpha-2-adrenergic agonists appear to be effective at reducing symptoms associated with ADHD in preschool-aged children, and have fewer side effects than traditional stimulants used to treat ADHD.
When feeling stressed people are more likely to jump to more undesirable conclusions based on little evidence, a new study concludes.
Taking longer breaks during learning was associated with improved neural activity in the prefrontal cortex and better learning outcomes and memory retention in mice.
A diet that consists of at least half a serving of flavonoid-rich foods per day reduces the risk of cognitive decline in older adults by 20%.
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People show a decrease in motivation to exert effort or work when feeling fatigued. Motivation can be restored if people are allowed a short rest, however for those with long-term fatigue, motivation does not improve following a short-term period of rest.