A reconstituted circadian clock of cyanobacteria can run for consistent days, allowing researchers to study the interactions of the clock proteins in real-time and observe how the clock exerts control over gene expression.
A single dose of tabernanthalog (TBG), a non-hallucinogenic psychedelic analog, corrects stress-induced behavioral deficits, including anxiety and cognitive inflexibility, in mouse models. Additionally, the compound promoted neurogenesis and restores neural circuits in brain areas damaged by stress.
A mutation in a gene associated with circadian rhythm extends the clock period, causing people to stay up late at night and sleep late in the mornings.
Study reveals how certain genetic mutations can shorten the timing of the circadian clock, making some people extreme "morning larks" because their internal clock operates on a 20-hour cycle, as opposed to a 24-hour cycle.
A new eye tracking study reveals left gaze bias is replaced by an upper eye bias when we look at faces tilted to an eleven degree angle. Researchers say the findings could help social engagement in those with ASD as the head tilt helps people focus more on the eyes, making others seem less threatening and more approachable.
Researchers present a new theory about dreaming, suggesting dreams may be an accidental byproduct of our waking cognitive abilities.