Tuning into a person's brain wave cycle before they perform a learning task can dramatically improve the speed at which cognitive skills improve.
SSRI antidepressants can make users less sensitive to rewards, resulting in emotional blunting many users experience. The findings provide new evidence for the role serotonin plays in reinforcement learning.
A new study of over 300,000 people that spans 57 countries reveals women are, on average, more empathetic than males. Consistent across all age groups and most nationalities, women tend to score higher on tests of cognitive empathy, or "theory of mind" than males.
Mothers with school-age children perform slightly more moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per day than those with younger children. Less than 50% of mothers met the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity per week.
Teenagers who come from less financially secure backgrounds than their friends are more likely to experience lower self-esteem and are at higher risk of being bullied. Additionally, both those who are poorer and those who are more affluent are more likely to perpetuate bullying behaviors.
People who later developed Alzheimer's disease scored poorly on memory and logic-based tests, as well as reaction times and grip tests. They were also more likely to have experienced a fall within the past 12 months. Those who developed PSP were twice as likely to experience a fall.
Researchers document traumatic brain injury as a global health problem that affects 55 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of injury-related death and disability.
People who are admirers or ardent fans of public figures are more likely to forgive and defend the public figure when they act in a way that is considered immoral.
Users of cannabis showed no difference in motivation, pleasure taken from rewards, or the brain's response to reward-seeking compared to non-cannabis users.
Researchers created model embryos from mouse stem cells that form a beating heart, a brain, and the foundation for other organs. The new model provides a novel way for future researchers to create and research the earliest stages of development.
Researchers argue those with dyslexia are specialized to explore the unknown. This explorative bias has an evolutionary basis that plays a crucial role in human survival.