Playing with dolls as a small child helps develop social skills and empathy. Doll play activates the posterior superior temporal sulcus, an area of the brain associated with social processing and behaviors.
Study reveals 19% of veterans reported a greater reduction of their PTSD symptoms after 12 weeks of a novel virtual reality therapy than their peers who were not exposed to the treatment.
Mothers who address their teens with a neutral tone of voice elicit more positive and less negative emotions in their children, increasing closeness. Those who speak with a controlling tone evoke negative emotions and have a less close bond with their teenage child.
CYFIP1 plays a key role in the damaging effects of 15q11.2 deletion. When CYFIP1 is missing, myelin abnormalities occur. The findings shed light on how psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and autism, may develop.
Cortisol levels are higher in women who give birth during winter months. The findings shed light on why mental health disorders are more common in those born during colder seasons.
A new study reports intensive therapy during the early stages of MS results in better long term outcomes for the patients.
A new study sheds light on how our brain stores long term spatial memories. Researchers have identified a specific pattern of neural activity in the retrosplenial cortex when our brains are in the process of storing spatial memories.