» New cause of syndromic microcephaly identified
17/09/20 14:54 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A team of international collaborators identifies a new cause of syndromic microcephaly caused by LMNB1 mutations that disrupt the nuclear envelope.

» Smoking linked to bleeding in the brain in large, long-term study of twins
17/09/20 12:45 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers in Finland found a link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke, in a study of more than 16,000 pairs of twins over 42 years. The study found that bleeding in the brain can be explained to...

» Live imaging method brings structural information to mapping of brain function
17/09/20 12:41 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Neuroscientists distinguish brain regions based on what they do, but now have a new way to overlay information about how they are built, too.

» The key to happiness: Friends or family?
17/09/20 12:40 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Think spending time with your kids and spouse is the key to your happiness? You may actually be happier getting together with your friends, a new study finds.

» New smart drug delivery system may help treatment for neurological disorders
17/09/20 12:40 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A research team has created a smart drug delivery system that reduces inflammation in damaged nervous tissues and may help treat spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders. The system, which uses extremely thin biomaterials im...

» New gene implicated in neuron diseases
16/09/20 19:48 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Failures in a quality control system that protects protein-building fidelity in cells can lead to motor neuron degeneration and related diseases, according to a new study shows.

» As pandemic progressed, people's perceived risks went up
16/09/20 19:48 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A recent study documents how personal risk assessment and protective behaviors are linked.

» People's life goals relate to their personality type
16/09/20 17:56 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study suggests that for the most part, people formulate goals consistent with their personality traits.

» Epidemics and pandemics can exacerbate xenophobia, bigotry
16/09/20 17:11 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Instincts developed to protect us from illnesses can generalize into avoidance of healthy individuals who simply look, speak or live differently.

» Perfectionists may be more prone to helicopter parenting
16/09/20 17:10 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
The negative effects of over-parenting on children are well documented, but less is known about why certain people become helicopter parents. A new study suggests perfectionism is one driver.

» The unintended consequence of becoming empathetic
16/09/20 17:10 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Many people want to become more empathetic. But, these changes in personality may also lead to changes in political ideologies.

» Brain circuitry underlying dissociative experiences
16/09/20 15:35 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Scientists identified key brain circuitry that plays a role in the mysterious experience called dissociation, in which people can feel disconnected from their own body and from reality.

» Reprogramming brain cells enables flexible decision-making
16/09/20 15:35 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Humans, like other animals, have the ability to constantly adapt to new situations. Researchers have utilized a mouse model to reveal which neurons in the brain are in command in guiding adaptive behavior. Their new study contributes to ...

» Late childhood peer group status linked to heightened adult circulatory disease risk
15/09/20 23:42 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Late childhood peer group status may be linked to a heightened risk of developing circulatory system disease --- conditions that affect the normal functioning of the heart and blood vessels -- in later life, indicates new research.

» Extremely social robotic fish helps unravel collective patterns of animal groups
15/09/20 23:42 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Using state-of-the-art robotics, a research team shows that animals' speed is fundamental for collective behavioral patterns, and that ultimately it is the faster individuals that have the strongest influence on group-level behavior.

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