Obtaining new information may be addictive. Study finds information acquisition shares the same dopamine producing reward system pathway as food, financial rewards and drugs.
Weill Neurohub announces a long-term research partnership with Genentech and Roche Holding AG to advance the development of new therapeutics for debilitating brain and central nervous system diseases.
Gene therapy that targets retinal ganglion cells with light-sensitive cone opsins helps restore vision in mice. Researchers report a potential human treatment could be available within three years.
According to researchers, we evaluate the moral character of other based upon their principles and honesty, not just by their good (or bad) deeds.
Researchers report death rates slow after the age of 105. The study reveals there appears to be no fixed limit to the human life span yet in sight.
Despite all of the public health warnings, many people are still ignoring instructions to socially distance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many influential people are downplaying the severity of the virus, and convincing others that coronavirus is not as serious as health professionals would have us believe. In light of this, researchers discuss why some people stick to their beliefs and act with skepticism, despite overwhelming contradictory evidence.
Deep sleep restores the medial prefrontal cortex mechanisms that restore emotion. This lowers emotional and physiological reactivity, preventing the escalation of stress and anxiety.
A new study reports children who transition earlier into formal education are more focused and less impulsive that their peers who remain in preschool.
Learning is best predicted by both curiosity and an objective measure of knowledge. Researchers suggest it is uncertainty, or when you think you know something then discover you don't, that leads to curiosity and learning outcomes.
A new study challenges the long held theory that neurons in the brains of those with autism receive too little inhibition or too much excitation. Researchers report inhibition does not actually decrease in the brains of mice with ASD. Instead, researchers say, the altered balance may be a compensatory mechanism that helps to stabilize brain activity in response to the disorder.