Listening to music considered to be beautiful but sad can help elevate mood when people feel blue, a new study reports.
Researchers say including social and behavioral factors in addition to biological mechanisms is critical for improving research on aging.
Patients with schizophrenia, but not those with social anhedonia, exhibited deficits in real-life social network size. Those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia had reversals functional connectivity to one another. People with schizophrenia showed decreased segregation and functional connectivity in brain areas associated with social behaviors, while those with social anhedonia had an increase in connectivity and segregation.
According to researchers, blocking the activity of oxytocin restored normal social behavior in stressed mice.
Simply reminding children of the multiple roles they play in life, from a friend to sibling, can help improve flexible thinking and problem-solving abilities.
According to researchers, people tend to change the pitch of their voice depending on who they are talking to and how dominant they feel. The study found that a person's vocal characteristics altered in response to people of different social status. When a person was believed to be more dominant, people's voices became more high pitched.
Researchers link social media factors to major depressive disorder in Millennials. The study found those with MDD were less likely to post photos of themselves with other people and reported having less social media followers.
Researchers at the Northern Arizona University are helping alleviate symptoms of Parkinson's and quash social isolation in sufferers by establishing a choir.
Researchers explore why collective misremembering of common events and details occur. The study explains why our brain often plays tricks by convincing us we remember something in a certain way, when the events are opposite to what we experience.