Psychology (34 News)

The discovery of 26 novel genes linked to intellectual disability.

Apr 27, 2017 2:00 pm
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Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and Queen's University have identified 26 new genes linked to intellectual disabi...

what do Autism and epileptic seizures have in common?

Apr 23, 2017 12:00 pm
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Maternally inherited 15q11-13 chromosomal triplications cause a frequent and highly penetrant type of autism linked to increased gene dosages of UBE3A...

How a Blood Test Can Help Treat Depression More Efficiently?

Apr 19, 2017 7:00 pm
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Doctors for the first time can determine which medication is more likely to help a patient overcome depression, according to research that pushes the ...

Sleeping Pattern Explained By Genetics

Apr 19, 2017 5:00 pm
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Some people stay up late and have trouble getting up in the morning because their internal clock is genetically programmed to run slowly, according to...

Fishing Stem Cells in the Urine

Apr 12, 2017 7:00 pm
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One of the biggest challenges in studying Down syndrome is finding the right research model. Animals and established cell lines are limited in their a...

The discovery of brain cells involved in Pavlovian response

Apr 10, 2017 6:00 pm
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In his famous experiment, Russian scientist Ivan Pavlov rang a bell each time he fed his dogs. Soon, the dogs began drooling in anticipation when they...

Human brain networks developing in adolescence related to evolutionary expansion

Apr 3, 2017 7:00 pm
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Adolescence marks not only the period of physical maturation bridging childhood and adulthood, but also a crucial period for remodeling of the huma...

Depression, does it really change brain structure?

Apr 1, 2017 4:00 pm
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Depression is a condition that affects 1 in 10 people in the United States. That number is determined by how many people seek treatment, however. It&r...

Predicting Autism in Children.

Mar 28, 2017 9:00 am
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Scientists have developed a new, highly accurate method that analyzes metabolic biomarkers to assess whether a child is on the autism spectrum, accord...

Effect of Maternal Immunity on Infant's Brain Development

Mar 23, 2017 1:00 pm
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Maternal infection during pregnancy increases the risk for psychiatric disorders in the child, but the path between the two is something of a myste...

Scientist Find Out How to Improve Symptoms of Autism

Mar 19, 2017 5:00 pm
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Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribu...

Why Contagious Itch is an Involuntary Behaviour

Mar 18, 2017 5:00 pm
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Some behaviors — yawning and scratching, for example —  are socially contagious, meaning if one person does it, others are likely to ...

Could Anorexia Nervosa Really Be Caused by Genetic Defects.

Mar 18, 2017 3:00 pm
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An international research team, led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has created the first cellular model of an...

Could Our Genome Really Have an Effect on Happiness Level?

Mar 8, 2017 9:00 am
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A human's level of happiness is linked to their genetic makeup, according to a researcher who carried out groundbreaking work in the area&m...

Musical Pleasure Is Generated By Brain's Opioids

Feb 23, 2017 7:00 pm
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The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical plea...

Researchers Identify Role of Amygdala in ASD Pathology

Feb 21, 2017 3:00 pm
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Researchers at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science have induced empathy-like behavior by identifying then manipulating a brain circui...

Identifying Key Brain Circuits For Processing Fear

Feb 18, 2017 11:30 am
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Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have identified a key neural pathway in humans that explains how the brain processes feelings of f...

Link Between Glucose deprivation and Demantia

Feb 17, 2017 9:00 am
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One of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease is a decline in glucose levels in the brain. It appears in the early stages of mild cognitive imp...

Signs of Autism from Early stages of Development

Feb 15, 2017 3:00 pm
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Autism is not a single condition, but a spectrum of disorders that affect the brain's ability to perceive and process information. Recent research...

Nicotine May Helps Treating Schizophrenic Pateints

Feb 7, 2017 11:00 am
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A steady stream of nicotine normalizes genetically-induced impairments in brain activity associated with schizophrenia, according to new research invo...


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