People who look alike but are not related share similar DNA, a new study reports. The findings also suggest the shared genetic variations not only relate to similar physical appearance but also common habits and behaviors.
Extended intense cognitive work causes potentially toxic byproducts to build up in the prefrontal cortex. This alters control over decision-making, causing a shift toward low-cost actions that require less effort as cognitive fatigue sets in.
A new study suggests the differences in the gut microbiome associated with autism may be a result of restricted dietary preferences, which are a common feature of ASD, rather than a cause of autism symptoms.
Researchers discovered people with a specific variant of the oxytocin receptor gene OXTR follow more people on Instagram. However, there no evidence was found to suggest gene-environment interactions influence online sociability.