Cats may help increase empathy while reducing symptoms of separation anxiety in children with autism, a new study reports.
Obstructive sleep apnea alters the gut microbiome in mice. Transplanting gut bacteria from mice with OSA to those without the disorder caused sleep disruptions.
Genetics testing revealed those with a greater susceptibility to stress have at least one copy of a variation in the serotonin transporter gene. Additionally, changes to connections in the middle temporal gyrus related to changes in cognitive performance during stress.
When the brain is deprived of input from a limb following amputation, it reorganizes its neural map and reroutes the function to the remaining limb.
Study reports arrogance and narcissism are on a spectrum. Researchers identify three types of arrogance and reveal the associated implications.
Electrodermal activity, which results in an increased level of sweat, was able to determine when an adolescent with server ASD was about to embark on aggressive behavior 60% of the time.
Propranolol, a common 'beta-blocker' drug used to control blood pressure, could be a promising new treatment for those on the autism spectrum. The medication improved cognitive performance and positively altered the frontal-parietal control network, an area of the brain associated with word and information processing, in those with ASD.
Researchers have identified a new biomarker for psychosis in the striatal dopamine neurons. Those at risk for psychosis showed increased activation in the striatum for positive feedback and decreased activation when faced with negative feedback.
A new study explores the relationship between problem behaviors associated with autism and gastrointestinal symptoms. Findings suggest younger children on the autism spectrum with aggressive problem behaviors are 11.2% more likely to have co-occurring nausea, whereas older children with ASD had more complex relationships between internalizing symptoms and GI problems.
Mitochondrial function may help explain the link between intelligence, general health and aging.