Brain & Behavior

‘Crosstalk’ between genes promotes brain inflammation in Alzheimer’s

A new study by scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) offers clues about how to prevent inflammation of brain tissue, which promotes Alzheimer’s disease...

Are the ‘viral’ agents of MS, ALS and schizophrenia buried in our genome?

What if the missing 'environmental' factor in some of our deadliest neurological diseases were really written in our genome? Writing in Frontiers in Genetics, researchers from...

How does playing with other children affect toddlers’ language learning?

Toddlers are surprisingly good at processing the speech of other young children, according to a new study. And toddlers who have more exposure to...

New technique developed to detect autism in children

Researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. In a study led by...

Blue light at night increases the consumption of sweets in rats

A new study demonstrates that just one hour of exposure to blue light at night - the kind of light produced by the screens...

Parental ‘memory’ is inherited across generations

Are our personalities and behaviors shaped more by our genes or our circumstances? While this age-old "nature vs. nurture" question continues to confound us...

Do passengers prefer autonomous vehicles driven like machines or like humans?

Research finds that peeking round” corners provides answers Passenger and pedestrian confidence and acceptance will be key to the future and development of autonomous vehicles...

Quitting alcohol may improve mental well-being, health-related quality of life

Quitting alcohol may improve health-related quality of life for women, especially their mental well-being, according to a study from Hong Kong published in CMAJ (Canadian...

‘You All Look Alike to Me’ is hard-wired in us

You often hear it framed in a comic sense, though it’s a form of stereotyping, and even prejudice.  “You all look alike to me.” To...

Discovery reveals prolific ability of Schwann cells to generate myelin

Scientists have discovered that a special type of cell is much more prolific in generating a protective sheath covering nerve fibers than previously believed. The...

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