Researchers report adolescent cannabis use alters the structural development of the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that helps control higher cognitive functions.
A new study reports boys with social skill problems during sixth grade are more likely to develop substance use issues by grade eight.
A brain network implicated in learning by trial and error also becomes engaged when people adapt to social norms, a new study reports. Findings suggest people learn from social information similarly to learning by trial and error.
Vicsoelasticity in the hippocampus is associated with better performance on both memory and fitness tests, a new study reports.
Researchers report they are able to see alterations in gene expression up to two hours after a stickleback fish interacts with an intruder. They speculate the changes in gene expression and chromatin modification could help set up the brain to respond to future threats. The study appears in PLOS Genetics.
Study confirms infants can detect differences in power between individuals and expect those differences to endure over time. Researchers say, at 21 months old, a child can distinguish between respect based power asserted by a leader and fear based power asserted by bullies.