A new, open access repository incorporates frequently asked questions and answers by genomics researchers to provide a better general understanding of what their studies do, and do not show.
By training mice to voluntarily increase the size and frequency of dopamine impulses in their brains, researchers demonstrated dopamine increases can be driven by internally mediated changes within the brain.
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A new AI algorithm can independently discover and categorize an animal's behavior by analyzing patterns of body movements.
People's beliefs about good and evil supernatural agents are influenced by how they view their fellow humans and human behavior.
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Combining artificial intelligence technology with raw data from brain activity, researchers accelerate the understanding of how neural activity impacts specific behaviors.
In terms of consumer behavior, when people are presented with two options, they most often go for the cheapest item. Yet, when a third, middle-priced item is added, people are more likely to opt for a more expensive item, believing it to be a better bargain. This is called the decoy effect. A new study reports bats, like humans, are prone to fall for the decoy effect.
The prevailing theory is removing toxic social media users from accessing their accounts will prevent them from posting harmful content. Researchers say banned users increase their toxic postings via more lenient platforms when removed from top networks.
Unexpected uncertainty is a motivator for change that prompts us to change our decisions and behaviors, even when changing the decision does not provide a better outcome.
Both men and women play a role in perpetuating attitudes toward sex that are hypocritical and logically inconsistent, researchers say.
Switching off activity in the anterior cingulate cortex prevented marmoset monkeys from making an association between behavior and a particular outcome.
Foxes bred to be either tame or aggressive had increased size in similar brain regions, a new study reports. The animals bred for specific behavioral traits had larger brains than those that were conventionally bred. The findings contradict existing theories of animal domestication.