Psychology (39 News)

Researchers create a roadmap of bipolar disorder and how it affects the brain

Jun 7, 2017 4:00 pm
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A new study has found brain abnormalities in people with bipolar disorder. In the largest MRI study to date on patients with bipolar disorder, a gl...

Our cognitive map scales according to surroundings.

May 15, 2017 4:00 pm
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A new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences refines our understanding of a human skill -- the abili...

Uncoordinated Firing of Brain Cells Linked To Schizophrenia Signs

May 14, 2017 2:00 pm
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Researchers at Columbia University have discovered that a small group of neurons fired haphazardly in mice with signs of schizophrenia. The findings s...

Why Patients Have Several Mental Illnesses At The Same Time?

May 14, 2017 11:11 am
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A Duke University study is the first to link specific differences in brain structure to what is common across many types of mental illness. Having ...

Biological Links Between Diseases Discovered Through Genetic Analysis.

May 13, 2017 3:15 pm
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Scientists have discovered that there are common features in the genetic origins of two seemingly unrelated diseases, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (A...

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...


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