A new study reveals sleep deprivation can seriously hinder memory. Researchers report one of the main reasons for mistakes and accidents in surgery, transportation and operating power plans appears to be a lack of sleep.
A new study reports males seem to remember experiences of pain more clearly, while females are less stress by previous painful experiences. Researchers injected ZIP, a memory blocker into the brains of mice before a painful experience. Following the treatment, the males showed no signs of remembering the pain. The study suggests chronic pain is a problem to the extent you remember it. The findings could help develop new treatments for chronic pain.
A new study shows an association between excessive social media use and impaired risky decision making, a common deficient in substance addiction.
On average, cannabis users weight 2 pounds less, and have a lower BMI, than those who do not consume marijuana. The findings contradict the popular belief that those who get the munchies after using the substance gain more weight.
Contrary to popular belief, using social media sites like Facebook can actually help improve mental health in adults. Researchers found adults who use Facebook regularly are 63% less likely to experience psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, over time.
A circuit-specific gender difference in ventral hippocamps to nucleus accumbens (vHPC-NAc) neurons is dependent on testosterone and causes more susceptibility to stress in females.