Human cortical networks have evolved a novel neural network that relies on abundant connections between inhibitory interneurons.
Mothers who reported stress during pregnancy reported their child experienced behavioral problems between the ages of 7 and 8. However, behavioral problems were reduced if the child had older siblings.
Actively forgetting a negative experience may help to prevent bad memories from constantly intruding on a person's awareness and halt rumination.
Musical training influences visual working memory, researchers discovered. The study found regions of the brain may share a common component that influences both visual and musical working memory.
Electrical synapses occur in almost every brain region and can influence the stability and function of individual neurons.
People from cultures that frequently engage in conflicts with other cultures tend to play more cooperative games than competitive ones. However, in cultures where there are frequent conflicts within their own communities, there is a greater tendency to play more competitive games.
COVID-19 infections in families widened the prosocial gap almost three-fold between people with higher socioeconomic status and those from backgrounds of lower socioeconomic status.