Changing aspects of your personality, such as becoming more extroverted or conscientious, can be difficult to achieve based on desire alone.
Sleep deprivation increases the levels of serotonin 2A neurotransmitter receptors within 6 - 8 hours. Abnormal serotonin 2A receptor function is associated with hallucinations, cognitive impairment, and is linked to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia.
A new study reports that while an afternoon naps are beneficial for memory and learning in typically developing children, in those with Down syndrome, napping may increase memory loss.
Findings shed light on repulsion, or why the brain treats similar environments as though they are more different than a pair of environments that have nothing in common.
A new study reports music can have a positive impact on the parent child relationship. Researchers discovered people who had shared musical experiences with their parents during childhood and adolescence had better relationships with their moms and dads as they entered adulthood.
A new study reports two year old children and dogs show similar patterns of social intelligence, more so than human children and chimps.
A person's dependency on their smartphone predicts greater loneliness and depressive symptoms, and not the other way around.
People who suffer from sleep disruptions are at greater risk of developing complicated grief following the loss of a loved one.
According to researchers, thinking about your romantic partner when you are under a stressful situation can help to lower your blood pressure and heart rate.
While much research has shown that exercise can be good for our brains, the link between how physical activity benefits the brain is not clearly understood. In a new study, researchers suggest the link between brain health and exercise could be a product of our evolutionary history and our hunter-gatherer past.