Simulation neurons found in the amygdala allow animals to reconstruct the mental state of social partners and predict intentions. Dysfunction in these newly identified neurons may be involved in disorders associated with social behavioral problems, such as autism and social anxiety.
The human ability to recognize patterns in pitch and tempo may emerge from pre-existing abilities in other species.
While endocannabinoids have been reported to play a role in anti-inflammation in some areas of the brain, a new study reveals they may cause inflammation in the cerebellum.
Widely used music algorithms are more likely to recommend and select music by male artists, at the detriment of female musicians. A new study addresses gender disparities in music-based algorithms.
A new AI algorithm recognizes the complex range of emotions invoked when people listen to pieces of music.
A new study reports exposure to cannabis and stress during the teenage years may result in an increased risk of developing anxiety disorders later in life.
A new web-based game that is independent of language can help to detect dyslexia in children.
A new video game fosters more social initiation that free play for those with ASD. The game also is effective at reducing repetitive behaviors and helps improve gestural expression.
Common epigenetic markers associated with food addiction have been identified.
Study reports it may be possible to detect the onset and progression of Huntington's disease through linguistic changes in patients. Linguistic impairments often begin before the onset of other Huntington's symptoms.