Current fMRI tests designed to detect deception by looking at specific areas of the brain may be vulnerable to mental countermeasures. In order to improve reliability, researchers call for whole brain analysis, rather than just examining brain regions of interest.
Regardless of where children come from, they will challenge their peers who break the rules. However, how they challenge rule-breakers varies between cultures.
Mirtazapine, an antidepressant commonly prescribed to treat dementia-associated agitation, is no more effective than a placebo and may increase mortality risks, researchers report.
A new study reports social robots may be good counselors. Researchers say the NAO robot is able to provide a helpful motivational interview, a technique used by counselors to support behavior change.
Low-intensity transcranial ultrasound stimulation helps modulate brain activity and behaviors associated with a range of psychiatric disorders, a new study reports.
A study of macaque monkeys reveals low-intensity ultrasound can both generate and suppress signalling in the brain and modulate normal function. The ultrasonic stimulation alters counterfactual thinking, allowing the ability to decide upon a better alternative in decision-making tasks.
Results show the blood-pressure-lowering effects of exercise were diminished by more than 60% over the first hour of recovery, and completely absent two hours post-exercise in those who used antibacterial mouthwash.
Researchers report tailored music sessions may be crucial in helping transform the lives with communication problems, such as those associated with autism, brain damage and stroke.
Researchers discuss different current neural network models and consider the steps that need to be taken to make them more realistic, and thus more useful, as possible.