A new study adds to growing evidence that infants possess a basic theory of mind. Neuroimaging reveals the temporal parietal junction, an area of the brain associated with theory of mind, responds similarly in infants and adults when watching videos of actors expressing different mental states.
Fetal exposure to phthalates alters cognitive processing in young children, a new study reports. Children whose mothers were exposed to higher levels of phthalates during pregnancy exhibited slower information processing skills. Male children were most likely to experience difficulties.
A new study reveals that 34% of people with premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) have attempted suicide. Researchers say PMDD is an independent contributor to suicidal thoughts and behaviors.
Surprise, researchers say, not only has effects on the beliefs of an individual, but also collective effects on the content of culture. As a result, surprise can lead people to change attitudes, shift preconceptions and inspire social change.
According to an Acta Psychologica study, context and an individual's likelihood of being offended influence how profanity effects attention.
Adding a lysophospholipid form of EPA, LPC-EPA, to the diet increased omega 3 fatty acid levels up to 100 fold in the brains of mice, researchers report. The amount required for the boost in Omega 3 levels is less than a milligram a day. In humans, researchers report, the equivalent is less than a quarter of a gram of LPC-EPA per day to have the same effect.
Training neural circuits for tissue engineering at youthful stages generates a better response than training mature cells.
A new study reveals focusing attention to the context of a memory, rather than the emotional aspects, increases activity in brain regions associated with executive function and attention.
When a mother and her child are coordinated at the behavioral level during play, they work together and share positive affect. The child's physiological activity follows physiological changes in the mother.
When older couples are close together, their heart rates synchronize in complex patterns of interaction.
A new study reveals the molecular and cellular mechanisms behind why some people find it harder to stop using antidepressants than others with depression.