Psychology (25 News)

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...

Fecal Transplant Can Lead To Improve Autism Symptoms

Jan 31, 2017 10:00 am
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Children with autism may benefit from fecal transplants - a method of introducing donated healthy microbes into people with gastrointestinal disease t...

Sweetness Perception is Influenced by Sweetener Packet's Color

Jan 30, 2017 10:00 am
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A study published in the Journal of Food Science found that the packet color of nonnutritive sweeteners may impact the sweetness perception ...

Mindfulness Meditation Training Lowers Biomarkers of Stress Response in Anxiety Disorder

Jan 28, 2017 4:00 pm
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Mindfulness meditation is an increasingly popular treatment for anxiety, but testing its effectiveness in a convincing way has been difficult. Now ...

Investigating the Science Behind Love

Jan 25, 2017 9:00 am
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When University of Missouri–St. Louis psychology faculty member Sandra Langeslag tells people that she researches love, the reactions she gets a...

Study: Impulsivity May Weigh Down Some People

Jan 23, 2017 2:00 pm
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Researchers at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have found a link between having an impulsive personality and a high bo...

Children Gain More Weight When Parents See Them as 'Overweight'

Jan 16, 2017 2:00 pm
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Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose pa...

Researchers Identify the Molecular Mechanism Responsible for Alcohol-Related Fear Relapses

Jan 12, 2017 2:00 pm
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Experiments in mice by researchers at Johns Hopkins suggest that if the goal is to ease or extinguish fearful emotional memories like those associated...

Counseling, Antidepressants Change Personality (for the Better)

Jan 10, 2017 11:00 am
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A review of 207 studies involving more than 20,000 people found that those who engaged in therapeutic interventions were, on average, significantly le...

Negative Emotional Experience Changes the brain Physically And Makes Us More Vulnerable

Jan 6, 2017 3:00 pm
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Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered that observing fear in others may change how information flows in the brai...


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