Scanning people's brains when watching videos, researchers found both neural and behavioral responses to the content could predict how long others would watch the same video on the internet.
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Combining neuroimaging data with machine learning, researchers report musical pleasure depends on a dynamic interplay between prospective and retrospective states of expectation.
Marijuana use alters a gene associated with autism in sperm. Hypomethylation was identified in the DLGAP2 gene in the sperm of male rats exposed to THC. The hypomethylated state was also detected in the forebrains of their offspring. Further research is needed to establish if there is a definitive link between paternal cannabis use and ASD in humans.
Researchers report a link between gut bacteria and psychological distress associated with obesity. Switching mice to high fat diets, researchers reported the animals experienced more depressive and anxiety symptoms. These were improved when antibiotics that alter the gut bacteria were administered.
Researchers report the 'love hormone', oxytocin, could enhance the pleasure of social interactions be stimulating the production of anandamide.
Researchers report administering cannabinoids soon after a traumatic event can prevent PTSD-like symptoms in rats.