Study provides evidence of genetic underpinning for neural synchrony.
Researchers document neural changes associated with hypnosis.
A new meta analysis study identifies dysfunction of neurocognitive networks across multiple psychiatric disorders.
Corporal punishment may detrimentally harm brain development, a new study reports. Previous studies have revealed links between spanking and psychological problems, including depression and anxiety. The new study found children who experienced spanking as a form of punishment demonstrated greater activation in areas of the prefrontal cortex in response to fearful stimuli.
Obesity risk in teens appears to be associated with stronger connectivity within and between regions of the brain implicated in determining the salience of stimuli. This may have implications for reward processing. Researchers report executive control efforts in the brain decrease when salience and reward-processing regions are engaged in teens with obesity.
Both the default mode network and salience network in superagers had stronger connectivity than typical older adults and similar connectivity as younger adults. Superagers performed similarly to young adults and better than typical older adults in recognition and episodic memory tasks.
According to researchers, stories that force us to think about our deepest moral values activate a brain region once thought to be on autopilot.
Researchers report those who enter into an altruistic act, such as donating a kidney to an anonymous recipient, are more sensitive to a stranger's fear and pain.
A new study reports chronic video game playing is associated with hyperconnectivity between a number of brain networks, and reveals why these brain changes could be both beneficial and harmful.
New research suggests the high relapse rate in smokers could be explained by diminished connectivity in key brain networks.