A new study reports viewing graphic anti-smoking images on cigarette packs triggers brain activity in areas associated with emotion, memory and decision making.
Using a combination of movie clips and neuroimaging, researchers find people have positive biases to those they feel are more like them, even if they are unable to see the person's face.
A lack of REM sleep may lead to an increased desire to consume unhealthy foods, a new study reports.
Study finds mice show sensitivity to two different types of regret, and the different thought processes stem from different parts of the brain. Researchers also identified a genetic marker that predisposes maladaptive stress response traits and vulnerability to depression was linked to sensitivity to one type of regret.
Deep sleep restores the medial prefrontal cortex mechanisms that restore emotion. This lowers emotional and physiological reactivity, preventing the escalation of stress and anxiety.
Novel experiences dampen previous memory representations in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex, facilitating flexible strategy encoding in mice.
Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the...