A display of defensive behaviors, when faced with an aggressive mouse, predicted a smaller mouse's ability to become resilient following a traumatic event. Stimulating dopamine production in defensive smaller mice induced resilience.
There may be some truth to the common idea that we judge a person's competence based on the clothes they wear. A new study reveals we perceive a person to have higher levels of competence if the clothes they wear look expensive.
Both adults and young children assign a narrower interpretation to a word if it is exemplified by an atypical category member. The study sheds new light on how children learn to see, talk and understand the world around them.
Bees are helping researchers to uncover genes responsible for social behaviors, including social deficits associated with ASD. Researchers have identified 200 new gene variations linked to social behaviors, with 21 clustered in or nearby 6 genes implicated in autism.
Researchers report listening to a speaker repeating a belief increases the believability of the statement if the person listening somewhat believes the statement already. However, for those unsure of the credibility, hearing the correct information can override the myths.