A new study sheds light on how highly sensitive people process information. After experiencing something emotionally evocative, brain activity displayed a depth of processing while at rest. Depth of processing is a key feature of high emotional sensitivity.
Researchers have identified both genetic and neural mechanisms associated with romantic love and attachment. The maintenance of romantic love is not only associated with subcortical brain regions but also higher-order centers of the brain. The propensity to sustain romantic love appears to also be affected by genetic variability, specifically with genes associated with dopamine, vasopressin, and oxytocin.
Researchers are developing new ultraviolet LEDs that can clean surfaces contaminated with COVID-19. The LEDs will also be able to purify air and water that contain coronavirus.
Researchers have uncovered a mechanism in the BNST that senses the negative effects of alcohol and modulates the urge to drink. The study reports that when this mechanism doesn't function correctly, we lose the ability to recognize that we have had enough to drink.
Researchers hypothesize shame may have been built into human nature by evolution because it served an important function for our foraging ancestors. The study reports an implicit mental map of how negatively others will perceive a person sets the level of shame they feel for their potential action.
Where objects appear in a person's visual field can affect the ability to determine what the object is, researchers say.
A new study debunks the assumption that facial expressions simply reveal human emotion. Researchers report our facial expressions stem primarily from our intentions.
A new study in JCB reveals the mechanisms behind anastasis, a process that allows cells to recover from the brink of programmed cell death.
Researchers report humans often miss objects in plain sight, especially if the size is inconsistent with the rest of the scene.