Psychology (112 News)

Does Your Environment Determine the Result of Your IQ?

Oct 2, 2018 10:00 am
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Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers from Charité – Universität...

Dopamine Neurons And Theire Roles In Diseases

Sep 30, 2018 9:00 am
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Dopamine neurons are located in the midbrain, but their tendril-like axons can branch far into the higher cortical areas, influencing how we move and ...

Prenatal Exposure to the DDT Toxin may be Related to Autism

Sep 4, 2018 10:00 am
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National birth cohort study finds DDT metabolites in the blood of pregnant women are associated with elevated odds of autism in offspring. A s...

Measuring the Levels of Acetyl-L-Carnitine (LAC) Could Be a Biomarker Tool to Diagnose Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Sep 3, 2018 10:00 am
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Depression is not a single disease. The term refers to a cluster of feelings and behaviors, brought on by a variety of underlying causes. And, unfortu...

New Noninvasive Technique for Precisely Controlling Brain Circuits Could One Day Help Treat Neurological Conditions

Jul 21, 2018 10:00 am
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In the maze of our brains, there are various pathways by which neural signals travel. These pathways can go awry in patients with neurological and psy...

Common Genotype for Certain Brain Disorders

Jul 14, 2018 9:00 am
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Symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including psychosis, depression and manic behavior, have both shared and distinguishing genetic factor...

New Genes Associated with Intelligence Have Been Identified

Jul 9, 2018 1:00 pm
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Researchers have identified over 1,016 specific genes associated with intelligence, the vast majority of which are unknown to science. An inte...

KFSH & RC Signing an Agreement with Riyad Bank to Support Center for Autism Research for 3 Years

Jun 28, 2018 3:00 pm
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The General Organization of King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC) in Riyadh has signed a partnership agreement with Riy...

Genetic Mutation Gives Insight into Brain Wiring

Jun 26, 2018 9:00 am
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The study of a Québec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our brain is built and, according to the McGill led team o...

Predicting the Side Effects of Phenytoin with a New Genetic Test

Jun 25, 2018 9:00 pm
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A study led by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) has identified a new genetic test that can be used to predict if a patien...

Rapid Neurogranin Formation Enables Memory Encoding of New Places

Jun 25, 2018 2:00 pm
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Entering an unfamiliar place provides the chance to make a new memory. A new study at MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory shows how...

New Genes Associated with a Particular Type of Schizophrenia

Jun 25, 2018 10:00 am
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Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and McGill University have identified novel genes associated with a spec...

A Study Links between a Protein Called RGS8 and Depression Behaviors

Jun 19, 2018 8:00 pm
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Depression is a mental disorder that affects over 300 million people around the world. While treatments exist, many of them are based on one hypoth...

A Gene Mutation Lies Behind Serotonin Dysfunction and Bipolar Disorder

Jun 14, 2018 4:00 pm
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Mutations in the gene ANT1 may confer a risk for through a complex interplay between serotonin and mitochondrial signaling in the brain. These two ...

New Genetic System Discovers Missense Mutations in Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jun 14, 2018 3:00 pm
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Missense mutations occur when there is a change in one gene's DNA base pair, and the change results in the substitution of one amino acid for a...

Using New Tools Involving Stem Cells to Identify 150 Suspect proteins Associated With Mental Disorders Including Schizophrenia

Jun 14, 2018 12:00 pm
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USC research team identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophreni...

Prominent Interaction between Schizophrenia Associated Genes and History of Serious Pregnancy Complications

Jun 10, 2018 7:00 pm
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Hiding in plain sight, new research shines a spotlight on the placenta's critical role in the nature versus nurture debate and how it confers r...

Cocaine Causes Unique Genetic Changes in the Brain's Reward Circuitry

Jun 3, 2018 2:00 pm
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Unique genetic changes in the brain’s reward circuitry are associated with cocaine use, including first-time use, withdrawal, and re-exposure to...

The Genetic of Fear & Empathy

Jun 2, 2018 1:00 pm
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AsianScientist (Apr. 25, 2018) – South Korean researchers have identified a genetic variant that controls and increases empathy-driven fear in m...

Which Gene Is Responsible for Predator Odor-Evoked Innate Fear Behaviors

May 31, 2018 9:00 pm
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Innate fear is an essential emotion for animals to avoid danger in a severe natural environment. Rodents kept in a laboratory also show instinctive...


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