Study reveals those with narcissistic personality traits may be more politically active. Those with high levels of narcissism were more likely to contact politicians, sign petitions, and donate to political causes. Previous studies linked narcissistic traits to behaviors harmful to functioning democracies, including conflict and civic strife.
Paternal depression may contribute to adolescent depression and behavioral problems, regardless of whether or not the father and child are genetically related, researchers say.
Cortical thickness and regional brain connectivity pay an equally important role in linking brain and behavior.
Neuroimaging allowed researchers to make some key discoveries about the developing brain. The study revealed male children had overall greater brain volume, but the size of specific brain structures did not differ between sexes, nor did cognitive ability. Additionally, regardless of the sex or size of the child, the ratio between the size of the brain and the volume of cerebrospinal fluid was universal.
Researchers believe the adolescent brain may be more sensitive to the effects of alcohol as it is still developing and less robust than adults' brains.
Eating cheese and increasing consumption of other dairy products helps improve vascular health by reducing the effects of a high-sodium diet, a new study reports.