Researchers report a protein called estrogen receptor α is higher in females, providing them with stronger protection from hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy.
As social robotics is becoming more popular, researchers explore how people react to the technology. They report people show significantly stronger liking to faulty robots than those that interact perfectly.
According to a new Current Biology study, contagious yawning is triggered by primitive reflexes in the primary motor cortex.
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Researchers improved the performance of natural language processing technology to increase recognitionion of names associated with characters in Game of Thrones, and other literature, from 7% to 90%.
By looking at THC’s effect on a rat brain, the researchers showed that THC, the main psychoactive compound in marijuana, can produce highly rewarding effects in the front-most part of a region of the brain called the nucleus accumbens. The image is in the public domain.
A mother's overwhelming desire to take risks in the face of danger to protect her child, and other nurturing behaviors, are driven by neurons in the cMPOA region of the hypothalamus which contains a protein called the calcitonin receptor.