» Consuming fruit and vegetables and exercising can make you happier
16/09/21 18:29 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
New research led by the University of Kent and University of Reading has found that fruit and vegetable consumption and exercise can increase levels of happiness.

» True behavior of the ‘pleasure molecule’ will reshape how we treat psychiatric diseases and addiction
16/09/21 17:13 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Discovery shows that dopamine is not a reward molecule at all, calling for revision of textbook facts regarding the hormone's role in the brain.

» Research reveals drug targets for memory enhancement
16/09/21 15:46 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
New research has identified specific drug targets within the neural circuits that encode memories, paving the way for significant advances in the treatment of a broad spectrum of brain disorders.

» Parental alienation, partner abuse: Two sides of same coin, says social psychologist
16/09/21 15:45 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
According to a new study, parental alienating behaviors and coercively controlling abuse are similar, and should be treated similarly in family court proceedings.

» Pilot study of diet/exercise in young adults with intellectual disabilities is promising
15/09/21 20:14 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A pilot study found that young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disabilities (ID) were able to lose or maintain their weight with a system of education and support in place.

» Heterogeneous development of children with Congenital Zika Syndrome-associated microcephaly
15/09/21 20:13 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
At age two, children who were born with neurological abnormalities due to congenital Zika Virus (ZIKV) have a range of neurodevelopmental profiles that can be tracked using a routine neurological assessment, according to a new study.

» A possible new pathway for treating epileptic seizures in patients with autism
14/09/21 22:47 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers have discovered that in Nav1.2 deficient neurons, the expressions of many potassium channels are surprisingly reduced. The Nav1.2 deficiency itself doesn't cause seizures; the issue arises when the potassium channels over-com...

» Protein from the liver may cause Alzheimer's disease in the brain, study finds
14/09/21 19:25 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Amyloid protein made in the liver can cause neurodegeneration in the brain, according to a new study. Since the protein is thought to be a key contributor to development of Alzheimer's disease (AD), the results suggest that the liver may...

» Study rules out an antioxidant treatment for slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease
14/09/21 16:50 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Participants in the SURE-PD3 clinical trial showed that elevating the natural antioxidant urate through inosine treatment over two years produced no significant difference in the rate of Parkinson's disease progression.

» LSD-triggered altered behaviors linked to abnormal brain communication
14/09/21 15:13 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers have discovered changes in the brain, triggered by LSD, that may explain the profound altered behavior associated with LSD, helping to understand how the brain generates behavior.

» Scientists pinpoint the uncertainty of our working memory
14/09/21 15:12 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
The human brain regions responsible for working memory content are also used to gauge the quality, or uncertainty, of memories, a team of scientists has found. Its study uncovers how these neural responses allow us to act and make decisi...

» People synchronize heart rates while listening attentively to stories
14/09/21 15:12 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
People often unconsciously synchronize bodily functions like heartbeat and breathing when they share an experience, such as a live performance or have a personal conversation. According to a new study, subjects' heart rates synchronize e...

» Cholesterol drives Alzheimer’s plaque formation
14/09/21 14:01 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
The new findings offer important insights into how and why the plaques form and may explain why genes associated with cholesterol have been linked to increased risk for Alzheimer's.

» Body clock off-schedule? Prebiotics may help
14/09/21 14:00 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study suggests simple dietary compounds known as prebiotics, which serve as food for beneficial gut bacteria, could play an important role in helping us bounce back faster from jet lag, shift work or other sources of circadian rhyt...

» Do Alexa and Siri make kids bossier? New research suggests you might not need to worry
14/09/21 02:01 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A team studied whether hanging out with conversational agents, such as Alexa or Siri, could affect the way children communicate with their fellow humans.

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