A new study reveals the impact climate played in the evolution of the human brain and body. Studying 300 fossils from the genus Homo found across the globe, researchers found those who lived in colder climates had larger body frames. Larger bodies provided a buffer from colder temperatures. Brain size tended to be larger in those who lived in environments with less vegetation and survived by hunting large animals, a task that involved higher cognitive function.
Researchers report climate change is disrupting the sensory systems of fish, making them swim towards predators, rather than away.
Last summer's "heat dome" which led to record-breaking temperature increases across Western North America raised people's anxiety over climate change, a new study reveals.
Comparing historical temperature and suicide data, a new study reveals a strong link between increased temperature and suicide risk. Researchers speculate climate change could lead to an increase in suicide rates across the US and Mexico.
A new neuroimaging study reveals people who consider themselves to be egotistical have no increased activity in the ventromedial prefrontal cortex when they think about the distant future. By contrast, altruistic people have increased activity in this region when asked to consider the consequences of the distant future.
Numerous recent studies claim psychedelics, such as psilocybin, can help treat a range of mental health problems from depression to PTSD. Researchers investigate how psychedelics can help us become more "nature-connected" and increase a sense of environmental responsibility.
Study reports increased temperatures due to climate change will negatively affect both the general health and mental health of humanity. Children's health will be most affected by climate change, researchers report.
A new study reports the emotional underpinnings of political ideology motivates how the people seek and process information about election races and climate change.
Extreme "weather shock" experiences that occur during the early stages of life have significant effects on the cognitive, behavioral, and often physical development of a child.
Increasing ambient temperatures has a negative impact on sleep duration, researchers report.