People with untreated depression have lower levels of mitochondrial proteins. For those who responded to the SSRI antidepressants, the proteins returned to a normal level, but showed no increase in those who did not respond to medication.
People from cultures that frequently engage in conflicts with other cultures tend to play more cooperative games than competitive ones. However, in cultures where there are frequent conflicts within their own communities, there is a greater tendency to play more competitive games.
A new study links a propensity to binge-watch TV shows with personality traits. Researchers found those who lack impulse control and emotional clarity are most likely to binge-watch a television series.
Brain flow occurs when a person participates in an activity that is engaging enough to involve someone to a point of barely being distracted, but not so difficult that the task becomes frustrating. Flow, researchers say, requires high levels of attention.
Combining deep-brain stimulation with intracranial EEG, researchers achieved an individualized understanding of specific brain networks that contributed to an individual's depression symptoms and identified stimulation patterns best suited to each patient for symptom relief.
Researchers describe how specific facial features distinguish a child's face from an adult's face. The findings may help new technologies to quickly determine if children are depicted in indecent images.