Researchers indicate that brain scans show signs of autism which could eventually support behavior-based diagnosis.
Using neuroimaging techniques, researchers find new clues as to what happens to the brain as it slips into unconsciousness.
Part of the brain associated with empathy showed stronger activation when study participants watched the suffering of hateful people, as opposed to those who were more likable, researchers discover.
A new study confirms both OCD and TS are highly heritable. The research also reveals major differences between the underlying genetic makeup of both disorders.
Topiramate, a drug used to treat migraine headaches and epilepsy, could also help treat cocaine addiction, a new study reports.
Researchers discover specific neurons in the brains of rhesus macaque monkeys respond to images of snakes.
Drugs that block dopamine D4 receptors have been used to reduce behaviors associated with compulsive gambling in rat models, a new study reports.
Playing video games causes increases in brain regions responsible for memory formation and strategic planning, researchers have discovered. The findings could prove relevant in developing new therapeutic interventions for psychiatric illnesses.
Using computerized eye trackers, researchers discover at least 50 percent of people can see the movement of their own hand in total darkness.
Infants who do not receive analgesics while undergoing treatment and tests in neonatal intensive care could have permanently altered future responses to anxiety, pain and stress in adulthood, a new study reports.
Using mouse models, researchers report that exposure therapy remodels an inhibitory junction in the amygdala. The findings could improve understanding of how exposure therapy could suppress fear responses and help develop new treatment methods for those with anxiety disorders.
Chronic stress alters gene activity in immune cells before they reach the bloodstream. The change leads to an overabundance of inflammation, which is linked to many negative health effects, a new study reports.