Mouse study reveals the presence of the Baml1 gene in the striatum has a sexually dimorphic effect on alcohol consumption. Male mice without the protein consumed more alcohol than those who did, while the reverse was true for females.
Researchers say there is no difference in sleep quality between children who sleep alone and those who snuggle up with their pets at night. Children with pets consider the animals to be part of their family and derive comfort by sleeping next to them.
Whether you are a fan of War and Peace, or would rather immerse yourself in romantic fiction, researchers say the more you read, the better your verbal skills. The study reports those who read fiction for leisure score higher on language tests than those who read to simply access specific information.
Insomnia disorder, especially in middle-aged to elderly people, is associated with a reduction in cognitive performance and memory.
A new study reports bilingual people have an advantage when it comes to brain plasticity. Researchers report being multilingual could help stave off cognitive decline associated with dementia.
The fear of losing control over thoughts and actions can impact OCD behaviors and other anxiety disorders, researchers report.
A new study reports the in utero environment can impact teenage brain development, contributing to problems with cognitive processing and emotional regulation.
According to a new study, occasional negative moods could help boost a person's academic success.