Researches investigate the positive impact of nurturing creativity in children and evaluate methods for encouraging creativity.
Children who live in areas with easy access to greenspaces and natural vegetation showed better overall development than their peers who lived closer to fewer greenspaces.
Mirtazapine, an antidepressant commonly prescribed to treat dementia-associated agitation, is no more effective than a placebo and may increase mortality risks, researchers report.
Eye-tracking reveals the brain pays more attention to conventional metaphors than it does to similar alternatives.
The dorsomedial prefrontal cortex plays a critical role in mapping out personal actions and outcomes as well as responding to the actions of others.
Wireless neural recordings of freely interacting bats provides new insight into how the brain processes group communication.
The vascular barrier in the choroid plexus locks down access to the brain in response to gut inflammation that causes IBD. The dysregulated activity of the gut-brain vascular axis appears to protect the brain from inflammation. However, the mechanism m…
People with higher levels of anxiety have altered perceptions of their breathing compared to those with lower levels of anxiety. The altered perception of respiration can lead to an increase in feelings of anxiety, researchers report.
Motivated older people have better outcomes when it comes to general health, researchers say.
Genetic risk for mental health disorders is associated with brain structure and the occurrence of psychosis-like experiences in children between 9 and 10 years of age.
Researchers examine the neuroscience behind why we make certain decisions when faced with multiple choices.
A new study expands the understanding of how brain cells communicate. Researchers discovered reversing the modification of molecular messages at the synapse may contribute to reversible psychiatric disorders and early-stage neurodegenerative diseases.
For children, emotional facial expressions could reveal whether they had a good night’s sleep. Researchers found emotional expressivity following sleep restrictions could also forecast later life social problems.
A new rodent study uncovers a neural circuit in the brain that appears to govern pain-induced anhedonia. Altering the activity of this circuit restored motivation in pre-clinical models of pain.
Researchers investigate why many of us wake in the middle of the night and dwell on our fears.
Both those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia have alterations in the social brain network and a diminished correlation with real-world social network size.
Hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention are more common in male dogs and young puppies, researchers say. The findings correspond to age and gender associated with ADHD in humans.
Memories of objects from stressful situations rely on similar neural activity to memories of the stressful events themselves.
Those with a genetic predisposition to clinical depression are more likely to exhibit physical symptoms including migraines, chronic pain, and fatigue, researchers report.
Moment-to-moment fluctuations in brain activity over a three-minute period can reliably predict how receptive a person with social anxiety will be to cognitive behavioral therapy.