Autism study reveals how genetic changes rewire the brain
Many gene variants have been linked to autism, but how do these subtle changes alter the brain, and ultimately, behavior?
Good conversation results in a 'mind meld'
Monkeys like TV too, brain scan study finds
Humans are not the only primates that enjoy watching TV -- this was the discovery of a research team that monitored a monkey's brain activity while it watched TV and confirmed the animal was enjoying itself.
What happens when we get angry?
When we get angry, the heart rate, arterial tension and testosterone production increases, cortisol (the stress hormone) decreases, and the left hemisphere of the brain becomes more stimulated. This is indicated ...
An underlying cause for psychopathic behavior?
Psychopaths are known to be characterized by callousness, diminished capacity for remorse, and lack of empathy. However, the exact cause of these personality traits is an area of scientific debate. The results of a new study, ...
Depressed? Fearful? It might help to worry, too
A new study of brain activity in depressed and anxious people indicates that some of the ill effects of depression are modified - for better or for worse - by anxiety.
Cognition Without Control
(PhysOrg.com) -- Kids' inability to filter out distractions is a good thing. In fact, it's precisely what makes them such prodigious learners of language.
Brain activity levels affect self-perception
(PhysOrg.com) -- The less you use your brain's frontal lobes, the more you see yourself through rose-colored glasses, a University of Texas at Austin researcher says.
Faulty 'wiring' in the brain triggers onset of schizophrenia
A new study by researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), King's College London has discovered abnormalities in the white matter of the brain that seem to be critical for the timing of schizophrenia. The study, led ...
Familiar and newly learned words are processed by the same neural networks in the brain
Our vocabulary continues to grow and expand even in adulthood. Just ten years ago, the word 'blog' did not yet exist - and now we no longer remember when we heard this word for the first time or when we learned its meaning. ...
Blood test predicts chance of dementia
VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology, Belgium) researchers connected to the Born-Bunge Institute and the University of Antwerp discovered the amount of growth factor progranulin in blood is a predictor of Frontotemporal ...
Evidence appears to show how and where frontal lobe works
(Physorg.com) -- A Brown University study of stroke victims has produced evidence that the frontal lobe of the human brain controls decision-making along a continuum from abstract to concrete, from front to ...