Researchers believe their findings could provide new insights into personalized medicine and treatments for specific disorders.
A new study might help to explain why people continue to take drug, even though they are aware of the negative consequences and why they find their behavior so hard to change.
Researchers identify a driving network for compulsivity in those with alcohol use disorders. The study reports heavy drinkers have more activity in the prefronal cortex, insular and striatum, areas of the brain critical for reward and decision making.
Researchers look deeper look at the impact of associative learning, especially when it comes to the current political climate.
Oxytocin, a hormone commonly associated with love and bonding in humans, causes starfish to turn their stomachs inside-out to feed. The findings provide vital new evidence for the evolutionary role of oxytocin and vasopressin neuropeptides as regulators of feeding in animals.
A new study reports lower status individuals are more likely to share wealth than those considered to be of higher status.
Simulation neurons found in the amygdala allow animals to reconstruct the mental state of social partners and predict intentions. Dysfunction in these newly identified neurons may be involved in disorders associated with social behavioral problems, such as autism and social anxiety.
Despite growing evidence linking genetics to some criminal behavior, researchers report using genetic evidence is a court room is likely not to be an effective tool in persuading juries that a defendant is less culpable for their actions.
A popular TED Talk argues power poses helps to boost confidence and increases chances of success. A number of new studies challenges the assertions, reporting that power poses may make people feel more powerful, but that is where the effect ends.
Researchers discover the activity of two specific neuron types, somatostatin and parvalbumin neurons, correlates with foraging decisions in mice.
Researchers have created a 'virtual partner' that is able to elicit emotional response from humans in real time.