Increased connectivity between the auditory cortex and motor control areas related to the mouth, face, and throat, could be a key feature in identifying misophonia, a condition marked by extreme reactions to "trigger sounds", such as other people chewing.
Does hearing certain sounds evoke feelings of uncontrollable anger or disgust? You may have misophonia. A new paper looks at the neurobiological underpinnings of this auditory disorder.
Approximately one-third of people suffer from misokinesia, an anxious or frustrated reaction to watching another person fidgeting.
A new take on the Clark Doll Test reveals little Black girls still show racial bias in their treatment of Black dolls. Findings reconfirm Black children still view their Blackness in a negative way. Researchers say more focus should be placed on empowerment for young children in order to boost their cultural esteem and personal identity.
Despite widespread propaganda, people with mental illnesses only commit 3-4% of all violent acts within the U.S in any given year. Mental health conditions are more strongly associated with suicide, not homicide. Restricting access to guns for those with mental health issues does not take into account those who already own guns and develop mental health conditions over their lifetime. Researchers say, given the climate of blame, people with severe mental health disorders may be dissuaded from seeking treatment.
Using fear as a political platform has created a resurgence in feelings of tribalism. The utilization of fear as a political tool is uninformed, illogical and can result in increased social violence. A new study looks at the impact of the politics of fear on tribalism.
Your love, or hatred, of coffee might be down to your genes. Between 36% and 58% of coffee intake is genetically determined. Findings reveal coffee intake is affected by a positive feedback loop between genetics and the environment.
For some people, listening to "aversive" music can trigger aggressive behaviors and primitive fight-or-flight responses, a new study reports.
Researchers investigate why some people take pleasure in hurting more vulnerable people.
A significant number of people report feeling anxious when they hear their phones ring. Researchers explore why so many people experience phone call anxiety and address how to limit anxious reactions.
"Routinely blaming mass shootings on mental illness is unfounded and stigmatizing. Research has shown that only a very small percentage of violent acts are committed by people who are diagnosed with, or in treatment for, mental illness."
A new neuroimaging study reveals dehumanization and dislike are processed by two separate brain regions, suggesting there may be two distinct psychological processes at work.