Breastfeeding has a positive effect on postnatal depression and bonding between mothers and their babies. Breastfeeding also has positive implications for neuroprotection in babies of depressed mothers.
One child's behavioral traits drive another child's friendship experience over time. Children with mean friends report an increase in friendship negativity over time, while those with nice friends report a decline in negative relationship emotions.
SERT Ala56 impacts the structure of the SERT protein cells, increasing the activity of the transporter to abnormally high levels. The high-activity state results in the removal of too much serotonin from brain sites where serotonin is needed, both during development and in adults.
The activity of the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) during motivated control reflects the calculation of surprise. The findings take cognitive control research to new heights by providing insight into how the dACC works as a component of a brain network that supports motivated behaviors.
As a growing number of the general population reject scientific facts or misinterpret findings, researchers call for other scientists to achieve and maintain research integrity to obtain greater public trust.
Study identifies three distinct types of teen popularity, prosocial popular, aggressive popular, and bistrategic popular or Machiavellian. The Machiavellian teens were considered most popular, despite being above average on both physical and relational aggression traits, as they displayed the most prosocial behavior.
Consuming nicotine and alcohol four hours before bedtime causes worse sleep continuity and sleep disruptions. Surprisingly, researchers found no link between caffeine consumption four hours before sleep and sleep disturbances for most people.
Hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally produced by the human body and a popular additive in cosmetics that boast plumper skin, may be a useful tool in treating neuroinflammation.
Researchers investigate new strategies to help listeners better understand those with voice disorders.
Study finds a 'peculiar association' between amyloid precursor protein and cholesterol in the cell membrane of synapses. Amyloid precursor protein may contribute to cholesterol deficiency, triggering neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease.
A new EEG study reveals memory cues can influence the neural representation related to information about cued and non-cued locations, but the effect of the cue depends upon when it appears.