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By Cami Rosso on April 18, 2019 in The Future Brain
Neuroscientists from the Yale School of Medicine announced the successful revival of circulation and cellular activity in pig brains for hours after death.
By Art Markman Ph.D. on April 18, 2019 in Ulterior Motives
Magicians exploit the nature of our visual attention system to create illusions.
By Abigail Fagan on April 17, 2019 in Brainstorm
Early research finds little evidence that they prevent distress.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 17, 2019 in Social Instincts
A new study examines how much of caffeine withdrawal is real versus imagined.
By Hal Herzog Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Animals and Us
Both boys and girls become less attached to their pets as they enter adolescence. Is this the natural consequence of considering pets as family members?
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 16, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research sheds light on this evolutionary conundrum.
By Arash Emamzadeh on April 15, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A recent longitudinal study examines the link between eating fruits and vegetables and mental health.
By Renee Engeln Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in Beauty Sick
Go ahead, laugh at those overly-perfected celebrity Instagram images. Research shows it’s good for you.
By The Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research on April 15, 2019 in Evidence-Based Living
New research methods help scientists understand how climate change erodes public health.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 15, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research explores the social information conveyed by facial hair.
By Devon Frye on April 13, 2019 in Brainstorm
A new study finds further evidence of an association between cannabis use—particularly heavy use—and a risk of developing psychosis. But questions about causality remain.
By Jack Turban MD MHS on April 12, 2019 in Political Minds
Massachusetts joins 14 other states and the District of Columbia in making it illegal for healthcare providers to practice conversion therapy on gay or transgender youth.
By David Szwedo Ph.D. on April 12, 2019 in Teen Life
Why teen friendships may matter more than teen dating for adult romantic success.
By Andy Tix Ph.D. on April 11, 2019 in The Pursuit of Peace
New research reveals an unappreciated experience in which individuals feel emotionally “moved" or "touched." This emotion may unlock one of the key aspects to a meaningful life.
By Christian Keysers Ph.D. on April 11, 2019 in The Empathic Brain
A new study reveals nerve cells that transform the pain of others into our own pain in split seconds. Without them, pain is no longer contagious.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 11, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research examines why some people cheat while others remain faithful.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on April 10, 2019 in The Asymmetric Brain
Do cats recognize their names or not? A new study clarifies a longstanding question in animal behavior research.
By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on April 10, 2019 in Canine Corner
New data shows that for both dogs and humans the sound of someone speaking their name acts as an attention-getting magnet
By Michelle Braun Ph.D., ABPP-CN on April 10, 2019 in High Octane Brain
The evidence that lifestyle factors minimize the risk of Alzheimer's is stronger than ever.
By Diana Graber M.A. on April 09, 2019 in Raising Humans in a Digital World
Is technology to blame for the rising rates of teen depression? Experts weigh in.
By Christopher Bergland on April 09, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
According to a new study, having animals present during rehabilitation therapy appears to increase patients' motivation and improves deficits in their social engagement.
By Arash Emamzadeh on April 09, 2019 in Finding a New Home
A new study examines behavioral reasons why people with trauma (PTSD) develop depression.
By Sebastian Ocklenburg, Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in The Asymmetric Brain
New WHO report shows that men die 4.4 years earlier than women. Here is why psychological factors and mental health play a role for this gender difference in mortality.
By Susan McQuillan M.S., RDN on April 08, 2019 in Cravings
When tensions rise, quick relief may be just around the corner.
By Daniel P. Keating Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in Stressful Lives
Is it time to panic about teens' use of screen time? Some make that claim, but careful research doesn't support it. Meanwhile, the real sources of teen stress go unattended.
By Cody Kommers on April 08, 2019 in A Friendly Interest
Outrage has an upside, but only in certain contexts.
By Mark Travers Ph.D. on April 08, 2019 in Social Instincts
New research shows increased body appreciation among people who practice yoga.
By Chris Palmer M.D. on April 06, 2019 in Advancing Psychiatry
Two women battled schizophrenia for decades, and finally won—using an old epilepsy treatment. They both lost weight, are off medications, and are symptom-free years later.
By Christopher J. Ferguson Ph.D. on April 05, 2019 in Checkpoints
The American Psychiatric Association and World Health Organization have moved forward with diagnoses pathologizing heavy video game play. But is it the right thing to do?
By Christopher Bergland on April 04, 2019 in The Athlete's Way
New research suggests that when it comes to seeking solitude, your motivation for wanting "alone time" makes all the difference.