Used to help treat mental health conditions, and improve spirituality, the plant-based psychoactive ayahuasca is becoming more popular. Researchers say there is a high rate of adverse physical and psychological effects from using ayahuasca although they are not generally severe.
Babies born below the 25th percentile for birth weight are at higher risk for developmental concerns than children born between the 25-75 percentiles, with the smallest babies carrying the most risk.
Interacting with dogs leads to greater activation in the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with emotional and social processing.
Early-to-midlife infections that require hospital care are associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease later in life, a new study reports.
Following a breakup, women are more likely to experience feeling a short-term decline in their sense of control than men. People who lost a loved one to death experience an overall increase in perceived control during the first year post-loss.
People given the impression they had control over the music they heard experienced more pain relief than those who felt as though they had no control over their music exposure.
Proactively avoiding an association that triggers an unwanted thought or memory is more effective than reactive control is more effective when trying to prevent repetitive looping of unwanted thoughts.
Consuming seven or more units of alcohol per week is associated with increased iron levels in the brain. Higher levels of iron in the brain is linked to increased risk of neurodegenerative disorders and alcohol-related cognitive decline.
People who are more determined, or express more "grit" have different patterns of cognitive performance, researchers say. However, having more grit does not necessarily translate into having better cognitive performance.