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Researchers ID gene that influences the ability to remember faces

New findings suggest the oxytocin receptor, a gene known to influence mother-infant bonding and pair bonding in monogamous species, also plays a special role...

NIH announces six funding opportunities for the BRAIN Initiative in fiscal...

The National Institutes of Health is releasing funding opportunities to build a new arsenal of tools and technologies for unlocking the mysteries of the...

Sniffing Out Danger: Fearful Memories Can Trigger Heightened Sense of Smell

Most people – including scientists – assumed we can’t just sniff out danger. It was thought that we become afraid of an odor – such...

Probiotic Therapy Alleviates Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed when individuals exhibit characteristic behaviors that include repetitive actions, decreased social interactions, and impaired communication. Curiously, many individuals...

Brain Connectivity Study Reveals Striking Differences Between Men and Women

A new brain connectivity study from Penn Medicine published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found striking differences in the neural wiring...

Kids whose bond with mother was disrupted early in life show...

Children who experience profound neglect have been found to be more prone to a behavior known as "indiscriminate friendliness," characterized by an inappropriate willingness...

Focusing on faces: Autistic amygdala cells less sensitivity to eye region...

Difficulties in social interaction are considered to be one of the behavioral hallmarks of autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Previous studies have shown these difficulties to...

Connections in the brains of young children strengthen during sleep

While young children sleep, connections between the left and the right hemispheres of their brain strengthen, which may help brain functions mature, according to...

Returning home broken not the norm for U.S. veterans

Two decades of research by Rumi Kato Price, PhD, professor of psychiatry at the Washington University School of Medicine, shows reason for optimism about...

Scientists: We can tell how creative you are in just a...

A team of researchers led by a Michigan State University neuroscientist has created a quick but reliable test that can measure a person’s creativity...

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