A simple exercise of naming unrelated words and measuring the semantic distance between the words could serve as an objective measure of personal creativity, a new study reports.
Axonal swelling in the Purkinje cells of mice had no detrimental impact on firing rate or the speed at which axons transmit signals. At peak firing rate, axons with swellings were less likely to fail than those without.
Findings of a new study could help to design better strategies to improve sleep in workers with atypical work schedules.
As interest in using psychedelics to treat a range of mental health disorders grows, researchers consider the impact and therapeutic benefits of using psychedelics to help alleviate symptoms of depression.
Forming an accurate impression of a person is important as people rely on their instincts when deciding to begin a relationship. People who report greater personal wellbeing are easier to "read" than others on first impression.
LSD increases social behaviors by activating 5-HTPA serotonin receptors and AMPA receptors in the prefrontal cortex, and the mTORC1 protein. Activating all three factors promoted social interactions. The findings suggest supervised LSD microdosing may help alleviate some of the social problems associated with ASD and other mental health disorders that impact social behaviors.
Mothers with more than one child reported more sleep disruptions that mothers with just one child. The number of children did not impact the quality, or quantity, of sleep for fathers.
Researchers have identified a cancer-causing mutation in the PDGFRA gene that drives cell mutation and growth when activated. The findings have implications for the treatment of a subset of glioblastoma brain cancer.