A new study sheds additional light on how the brain consolidates memory during sleep. Researchers report rapid fluctuations in gamma band activity in the hippocampus during nREM sleep helps facilitate memory reactivation.
A new study reveals why we have a lateral preference when it comes to displaying social emotions. Researchers say that while handedness plays a part in why we prefer to hug or kiss on one side, emotional content also plays a role.
According to a new study, playing the popular video game Tetris may help people with PTSD to alleviate recurring visual memories of their traumatic experiences. Researchers report after playing Tetris, PTSD patients reported a decrease in the number of flashbacks related to the trauma they experienced.
Cortisol administration after exposure has no beneficial effects for patients suffering from phobias or anxiety disorders. Arachnophobics who received cortisol following exposure were more likely to relapse when they encountered spiders in a different context.
Brain oscillations may help explain the link between individual neurons and larger scale networks for understanding spatial navigation.
Stress can have an impact on how we utilize social media sites like Facebook. Those who use the social network to facilitate social support during times of stress are more susceptible to developing Facebook addiction disorder.
A new study reveals why most people prefer to cradle a baby on the left side.