Brain & Behavior

How the brain distinguishes between objects

As visual information flows into the brain through the retina, the visual cortex transforms the sensory input into coherent perceptions. Neuroscientists have long hypothesized...

Analyzing data from more than 1 million teenagers sheds new light on how teens...

In a paper recently published in Transportation Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers found that a conventional “learning curve” process...

New study shows how to improve group consensus

If you consult Angie’s List before hiring a plumber or a landscaper, Yelp before making a reservation at a new restaurant or Consumer Reports...

Needle in a haystack: Two days after stroke, a handful of blood cells reveal...

A pattern of inflammatory activity in circulating blood cells two days after a stroke strongly predicts the likelihood of losing substantial mental acuity one...

Brain stimulation improves depression symptoms, restores brain waves in clinical study

With a weak alternating electrical current sent through electrodes attached to the scalp, UNC School of Medicine researchers successfully targeted a naturally occurring electrical...

New study shows an eye scan can detect signs of Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers from the Duke Eye Center have shown that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer's disease in a matter of...

NIH study shows many preteens screen positive for suicide risk during ER visits

A research team found nearly one-third of youth ages 10 to 12 years screened positive for suicide risk in emergency department settings. As part...

Rodent study finds molecular link between adolescent alcohol use and adult anxiety

New preclinical research in rats has identified a link between adolescent alcohol exposure and specific molecular changes in the brain that contribute to increased...

For Infants, Distinguishing between Friends and Strangers is a Laughing Matter

Infants as young as five months can differentiate laughter between friends and that between strangers, finds a new study by researchers at New York...

Why you lose hearing for a while after listening to loud sounds

When we listen to loud sounds, our hearing may become impaired for a short time. Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have discovered a mechanism...

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