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Brain patterns change when gazing on Black, white faces

When you meet people for the first time, what’s the first thing you think you notice? Is it their hair color, or eye color?...

Why social connection is as important as food and shelter

Facebook and gossip might seem like a waste of time, but they actually serve a basic human need.A growing body of research shows that...
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I’m ok, you’re not: Supramarginal gyrus plays key empathy role

Egoism and narcissism appear to be on the rise in our society, while empathy is on the decline. And yet, the ability to put...

What Causes Some to Participate in Bubble Markets?

During financial bubbles, such as the one that centered around the U.S. housing market and triggered the Great Recession, some investors react differently than...

Finally mapped: The brain region that distinguishes bits from bounty

In comparing amounts of things -- be it the grains of sand on a beach, or the size of a sea gull flock inhabiting...

Ouch! Alcohol broke my brain

Alcohol intoxication reduces communication between two areas of the brain that work together to properly interpret and respond to social signals, according to researchers...

Human brains are hardwired for empathy, friendship, study shows

Perhaps one of the most defining features of humanity is our capacity for empathy – the ability to put ourselves in others' shoes.A new...

Exercise may be the best medicine for Alzheimer’s disease

New research out of the University of Maryland School of Public Health shows that exercise may improve cognitive function in those at risk for...

Migraine Associated with Variations in Structure of Brain Arteries

The network of arteries supplying blood flow to the brain is more likely to be incomplete in people who suffer migraine, a new study...

How the brain creates the ‘buzz’ that helps ideas spread

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted?UCLA psychologists have taken a significant step toward...

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