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A new study links shorter sleep duration in teens to higher social media usage, involving brain regions crucial for executive control and reward processing. The inferior frontal gyrus and middle frontal gyrus are key in how adolescents regulate engagement with social media and manage decisions related to sleep.

Neurology news articles cover neurology, brain cancer, traumatic brain injuries, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, brain research and neurological disorders.

Researchers found that Parkinson’s disease (PD) patients with sympathetic denervation in major salivary glands and the heart exhibit more severe non-motor symptoms as they age. This research highlights the importance of age in PD progression and could enhance the understanding of the disease's pathophysiology.
A new study reveals that heart-healthy behaviors can reduce biological aging. Researchers found that managing heart disease risk factors is associated with a younger biological age and lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and death. The study highlights the role of DNA methylation in linking cardiovascular health to biological aging.

AI news articles cover science articles about artificial intelligence including ChatGPT, Bard, Dalle, neural networks, machine learning, LLMs, AGI and other AI related topics.

AI technology could help alleviate loneliness, argue robotics experts. New research suggests that AI companionship can offer social interaction and help people practice social skills, breaking the cycle of loneliness.
A new study reveals that the brain prioritizes remembering images that are harder to explain. Researchers used a computational model and behavioral experiments to show that scenes difficult for the model to reconstruct were more memorable to participants.
Researchers developed an AI model of the fruit fly brain to understand how vision guides behavior. By genetically silencing specific visual neurons and observing changes in behavior, they trained the AI to predict neural activity and behavior accurately. Their findings reveal that multiple neuron combinations, rather than single types, process visual data in a complex "population code." This breakthrough paves the way for future research into the human visual system and related disorders.

Science research articles cover psychology, depression, mental health, schizophrenia, mental disorders, happiness, stress, PTSD, autism, psychiatry and therapy.

Better sleep health significantly reduces feelings of loneliness, with the effect being stronger in younger adults. The findings suggest that improving sleep could be a key strategy in addressing loneliness, a pressing public health issue. The study involved 2,297 adults who completed online questionnaires about their sleep and loneliness levels.
A new study challenges Kurt Lewin's theory on conflict resolution, showing that the difficulty in resolving conflicts depends on the emotional context. Their experiments reveal that avoidance-avoidance conflicts are harder to resolve in positive contexts but are similar to approach-approach conflicts in negative contexts.

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Researchers found that a hormone-producing cell in the adrenal glands may explain why oldfield mice are monogamous while their close relatives are promiscuous. This hormone, 20⍺-OHP, boosts nurturing behavior, suggesting a link to monogamy.
A new study finds that altered states of consciousness (ASCs), like those experienced during meditation, are more common than previously thought. 45% of respondents reported experiencing ASCs at least once, often leading to positive outcomes. However, a significant minority also reported negative or even life-threatening suffering, highlighting the need for better support and understanding of these experiences.
Researchers explore the intricate mechanisms of memory and debunk common myths about its function. They argue that memory is not a static recording but a dynamic, editable process akin to a Wiki page, and emphasize that forgetting is a normal part of how our brains prioritize information.