There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on January 17, 2019 in Canine Corner
Does the fact that larger dogs generally have larger brains mean that bigger dog breeds are smarter than smaller dog breeds?
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on January 16, 2019 in The Human Beast
Centenarians may have genetic advantages but there are several behavioral and psychological traits that most share.
By Christopher Badcock Ph.D. on January 13, 2019 in The Imprinted Brain
2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the imprinted brain theory which is so simple that it can be explained in a single, thousand-word post.
By Michelle Braun Ph.D., ABPP-CN on January 11, 2019 in High Octane Brain
Science-backed strategies to rapidly boost memory functioning
By David Rock on January 07, 2019 in Your Brain at Work
Feedback is essential for growth, whether it's a single-celled amoeba or a multinational company. Neuroscience shows how to do it right.
By R. Douglas Fields Ph.D. on January 07, 2019 in The New Brain
Research on suppressing anger by directly controlling electrical activity in brain circuits.
By Stephen Snyder M.D. on January 02, 2019 in SexualityToday
Many of us have sexual aspects that are more typical of the opposite gender. What's that all about?
By Lara K Ronan M.D. on January 01, 2019 in The Neurobiology of Wellness
Have you ever wondered why we value particular songs? Research has shown that we are hardwired to have favorite music.
By Emily Deans M.D. on December 31, 2018 in Evolutionary Psychiatry
Better understanding lithium mechanisms could help us establish appropriate treatments and doses for many conditions beyond bipolar disorder.
By David DiSalvo on December 31, 2018 in Neuronarrative
New research is helping to explain crucial linkages between sleep and our mental health, especially the effects of sleep loss on anxiety.
By Hal McDonald Ph.D. on December 31, 2018 in Time Travelling with Apollo
New research suggests that backward motion, whether real, virtual, or imaginary, can improve our recall of the recent past.
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. on December 29, 2018 in Fulfillment at Any Age
Anger that’s difficult to control becomes problematic for men with borderline personality disorder. New research explores what’s different about their brains.
By Christopher Bergland on December 20, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
In just six months, aerobic exercise may help those with thinking problems improve their neurocognition, according to a new study from Duke University.
By Kristin Brethel-Haurwitz, Ph.D. and Abigail Marsh, Ph.D. on December 19, 2018 in For Goodness’ Sake
Giving gifts feels good. Does that make the act of gift-giving fundamentally selfish?
By Michael J Breus Ph.D. on December 13, 2018 in Sleep Newzzz
When it comes to your sleep, whatever makes you feel calmed, soothed, relaxed, and puts your body and mind in a restful mode is the right choice for you.
By Christopher Bergland on December 13, 2018 in The Athlete's Way
New state-of-the-art neuroscience research suggests that imagination can help the brain unlearn fear in ways that have been underestimated and unexplored until now.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on December 11, 2018 in The Asymmetric Brain
Embracing someone can go a long way to boost both your mental and physical health.
By Gregg Henriques Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in Theory of Knowledge
Consciousness is a complicated construct, and these major problems must be considered when tackling the concept.
By Anne M. Cleary Ph.D. on December 05, 2018 in Quirks of Memory
How does it feel when a word is on the tip of your tongue? "Frustrating" is the common answer, but new research suggests that may be wrong.
By Grant Hilary Brenner MD, FAPA on December 05, 2018 in ExperiMentations
Understanding post-traumatic reactions is of increasing significance as we begin to grasp the massive level of abuse and neglect we inflict on one another.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on December 04, 2018 in Canine Corner
Computer algorithms are being used to attempt to translate the communication sounds that dogs make into interpretable human language.
By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on December 02, 2018 in How To Do Life
An interview with Steve Hsu.
By Nigel Barber Ph.D. on November 28, 2018 in The Human Beast
Happiness is an individual trait. Yet some countries, such as Denmark, consistently score close to the top on lists of the happiest places to live. Why?
By Joel Frohlich on November 26, 2018 in Consciousness, Self-Organization, and Neuroscience
Children born with this rare disorder have seizures, intellectual disability, and severely delayed brain development...so why are they so happy?
By Kevin Mitchell, Ph.D. on November 25, 2018 in Innate
If we all come with pre-wired traits, and adaptations based on our past experiences, are our decisions ever truly free?