Recently an article was published that stated exercise should be the new primary prescription for mental health disorders, however, as of right now there are a number of reasons why this should not be the case. While exercise has shown proven benefits in individuals with various disorders, only depression has adequate evidence to suggest exercise can potentially replace psychotherapy or medication. Until more thorough research is conducted on a multitude of disorders, exercise needs to be promoted along with traditional therapies or done on a case by case basis if it is to be the sole treatment.
The Society for Neuroscience's Journal of Neuroscience has a well-established and respected history in scientific publishing, and eNeuro, now in its fourth year, is able to adapt to changes stemming from and felt throughout the field.
Typically, many people associate depression with feelings of sadness or despair. However, depression can also affect your cognitive abilities and memory. A new paper reviews the impact depression has on cognitive function and considers therapy options to help improve these often overlooked symptoms of the disorder.
A new study reports on a significant increase of neuroscience research papers where the authors report on the sex of the animals used in their studies.
Loren DeVito pays tribute to her dear friend and mentor, the leading memory researcher, Dr. Howard Eichenbaum, who recently passed away.
A new joint initiative, dubbed the International Brain Lab, will bring together researchers from around the world to investigate the neural mechanisms of learning and decision making.
According to a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, the brains of women with the eating disorder Bulimia Nervosa respond differently to images of sugary and high-fat foods following a stressful situation than those without the disorder. Brain scans reveal bulimic women have decreased blood flow to the precuneus, an area of the brain associated with self-criticism, when presented with images of food following a stressful math test. The findings provide support to current theories that binge eating may provide an alternative focus to negative self-reflections.