Stress generates lower levels of activity in the hippocampus and frontal-parietal lobe networks, hindering the ability to make certain decisions and plan ahead.
Self-reported suicide attempts rose significantly in African American teens, while they fell in teens of other ethnic backgrounds throughout an almost 20-year study. Researchers report suicide attempts increased at an accelerating rate in African American female teenagers, even as overall female suicide attempts declined.
Researchers implicate neurons within the dorsolateral septum in the regulation of fearful behaviors in mice.
Frequent angry outbursts in children may be a sign of deeper mental health issues, researchers report.
A new study suggests honeybees adhere to the same laws as the human brain when embarking on collective decisions.
A new study reveals we trust, or distrust, strangers based on their resemblance to people we have experienced in the past.
While both reactive and proactive aggression in children appears to be genetic, it is the environment the child is exposed to that determines whether the behavior gets worse or better as the child ages, a new study reports.
A new study reveals newborns who are stressed by their environment have a greater neural pain response following a routine skin lance than babies who are not stressed. However, the neural response is not matched by their physical reaction to pain.
Children who experienced higher levels of distress and less physical contact had a lower epigenetic age than those who were picked up and held more frequently, researchers report. Lower epigenetic age, researchers note, may impede a child's ability to thrive.
A new study reveals progressive democrats are more likely to scrutinize inconsistencies in evaluate them as negative when candidates stray from the party line.
A new study using fruit fly models could help researchers better understand the genetic and neural bases of detecting cold or painful stimuli.