Stimulating the cingulum bundle during neurosurgery where people are awake results in immediate laughter, followed by a sense of calm and happiness in patients, a new study reports.
Researchers say dehumanization seems to be at the core of schadenfreude, the sense of pleasure at other peoples' misfortune.
A new study reports children as young as two years old are able to evaluate the opinions of others and will modify their behavior accordingly when others are watching them.
Researchers report in a new PNAS study that direct stimulation of the amygdala can enhance memory of images a day later, if the stimulation is applied immediately after the images are viewed.
According to a new Nature paper, variation in how children seek social information is under genetic control. Such behaviors are decreases in children with autism, adding further evidence for the link between behavioral presentation in ASD and underlying genetics causes.
Researchers have implicated an enzyme that appears to make both Tau and alpha synculein more toxic in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Inhibiting this enzyme has already proved helpful in treating animal models of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers report they are moving on to testing drugs that inhibit AEP in animal models of Parkinson's disease.
Researchers identify a new mechanism that contributes to learning an association between a warning noise and a fearful event.