A neuroimaging study reports connections between certain brain regions are amplified in teens who are more prone to taking risks.
Children whose parents use "harsh" punishments, such as spanking, have smaller brain structures during adolescence. The decreased size was most noticeable in the amygdala and prefrontal cortex, two areas of the brain associated with emotional processing and the emergence of depression.
The activity of the temporoparietal junction becomes significantly suppressed during trust decisions when people feel threatened, a new study reports.
Researchers reveal the role corticotropin-releasing factor produced by neurons plays in alcohol withdrawal symptoms.