Up to 18% of the population suffer from misophonia, or an increased intolerance to certain sounds such as a person chewing. Some people with misophonia report more than simple frustration when exposed to certain noises, they say they feel trapped and helpless when they can not get away from sounds that bother them.
Shorter telomere length was associated with multiple changes in the brain associated with dementia, a new study reports.
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Supplementing the amino acid D-serine helped to mitigate some of the age-related changes associated with a decline of the hypothalamic hormone Menin in mouse models.
Sleep quality is a more important factor when it comes to improved quality of life over sleep duration, a new study reports.
Dogs with anxiety have stronger neural connections between the amygdala and other areas of the anxiety network in the brain compared to less anxious dogs.
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When the reward is less than expected, people with OCD exhibit lower-than-normal learning rates. Conversely, those with gambling addictions exhibit boosted and blunted patterns of learning when the rewards are higher and lower than expected.
Targeting and reducing the methylation of a key mRNA promoted the migration of macrophages in the brain and can improve cognitive symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
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Bumblebees are able to learn to solve puzzles by watching more experienced bees complete a task. This new behavioral preference then spreads throughout the entire colony. The bees that learned from others became more adept and began to prefer the learned solution over alternatives.
Using AI, researchers identified Probucol, an existing anti-cholesterol drug that promotes the disposal of mitochondria, as a potential new therapy for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Study reveals specific factors, including boredom and threats to harm, that were associated with an increased likelihood of a person becoming a celebrity stalker. Those who admire celebrities based on their ability to entertain alone are less likely to become a stalker.
Paying Attention to Faces May Be Linked With Psychopathology Levels and ‘Big Five’ Personality Traits
Those who are more empathetic and those who score high on extraversion, agreeableness, and openness personality traits are more likely to focus on faces. Those with psychological disorders including depression, anxiety, and alexithymia tend to focus less on faces.
Findings of a new study suggest more research needs to be done to identify the major factors contributing to the rate of cognitive decline associated with aging.