A new Psychopharmacology study adds to evidence that chronic cannabis use is associated with reduced stress reactivity. Researchers say cannabis could be beneficial in conferring resilience to stress, especially in those with heightened emotional reactivity to stressful situations.
Washington State University researchers have developed a computer algorithm that can accurately map brain networks from electronic microscopy images.
People with a variation of the DRD2 gene are more resilient to the effects of sleep deprivation when completing tasks that require cognitive flexibility, a new study reports.
Researchers have developed more than a dozen new potential drug candidates they believe have the potential to curb smoking addiction by slowing how nicotine is broken down in the body.
Since the legalization of marijuana in Washington, the use of the substance has dropped significantly in teenagers. However, in teens who work 11 or more hours a week, cannabis use has increased.
Deficiencies in the SHANK3 gene have been linked to sleep disruptions in both mouse models and people with ASD. Researchers found patients with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, a genetic disorder associated with autism, report trouble falling, and staying asleep. In mouse models, animals lacking the SHANK3 gene had a reduction in deep sleep quality and spent more time awake when other mice were sleeping.
Brain activity differs in those more prone to boredom than those who aren't. Findings reveal those who experience boredom more frequently have an increased risk of anxiety and depression.
A new method reveals BPA levels may be more than 44 times higher in humans than previously believed.
Chronic insomniacs who pull an all-nighter perform twice as bad on reaction time tests as normal sleepers who forgo a night's sleep.