The "free energy principle" states every living thing, everywhere, minimizes free energy. Researchers question whether the "free energy principle" could be used to unify biology, psychology, and neuroscience.
Vanderbilt researchers report elderly people whose hearts pump less blood have reduced blood flow in the temporal lobe. Previous studies report the temporal lobe is a critical brain area for the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Kids who play in dirt face exposure to germs and parasites that can help reduce risks of suffering certain allergies and illnesses later in life. Early microbial exposures help our bodies to learn how to regulate inflammation, researchers say.
Researchers suggest that, regardless of where we are from in the world, humans are hardwired to lean to the right when kissing a romantic partner. The findings could have wider implications for neuroscience and cognitive sciences, the researchers report.
Researchers report they have discovers a new class of mediators, named elovanoids. These bioactive chemical messengers are created from omega-3 very long chain polyunsaturated fatty acid and released in response to cell injury. The findings are reported in Scientific Reports.
A new center headed by neurobiologists at Harvard is looking to unravel some long standing mysteries of the human brain. Researchers, backed by a $10 million grant, hope to shed light on brain development, evolution and human behavior. The funding will allow researchers to use ancient DNA to track frequency of genetic changes and provide a better understanding of the nature of human adaptation.
Researchers report girls who experience menstruation before the age of 12 are more likely to enter into sexual relationships, pregnancy and marriage earlier than girls who begin their periods at a more advanced age.
According to researchers, lower levels of progesterone was associated with higher incidences of migraines in older teen girls, while in younger teens, the opposite was true.