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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Nov. 19, 2015 — Youth violence undermines social and economic development, especially in the poorest corners of the world, according to new research. However, increased government spending on education may be the ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Watching 3-D images of tongue movements can help individuals learn speech sounds, a new study has demonstrated. Researchers say the findings could be especially helpful for stroke patients seeking to ... read more

Intervention Improves Teacher Practices, Student Engagement in Early Elementary Classrooms

Nov. 18, 2015 — A classroom program that helps teachers adapt their interactions with students based on individuals' temperaments may lead to more student engagement in kindergarten, more teacher emotional ... read more

Younger Generations of Those in the Military More Vulnerable to Suicide

Nov. 18, 2015 — While many researchers have largely focused on risk factors among individual soldiers, in a new study, researchers contend that the increase in suicide may also indicate increased vulnerability among ... read more

Nov. 18, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a hormonal mechanism in hamsters that connects short winter days with increased aggression in females, and that it differs from the mechanism that controls this same ... read more

The Fittest Fiddle: Researchers Study Violin Evolution Via Function and Fancy

Nov. 17, 2015 — Behavior, particularly psychologist Edward Thorndike's law of effect, is the foundational principle behind the evolution of the violin and other handmade inventions, say authors in a new ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Researchers of the University of Helsinki, Finland, have identified a genetic mutation which renders carriers susceptible to particularly impulsive and reckless behavior when drunk. The research took ... read more

What's in a Name? More Than You Think...

Nov. 17, 2015 — What’s in a name? In the case of the usernames of video gamers, a remarkable amount of information about their real world personalities, according to research by psychologists. Analysis of ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists have shed light on the evolutionary roots of language in the ... read more

Modulating Brain's Stress Circuitry Might Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Nov. 16, 2015 — In a novel animal study design that mimicked human clinical trials, researchers report that long-term treatment using a small molecule drug that reduces activity of the brain's stress circuitry ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Being bullied in childhood has been associated with increased risk for anxiety, depression and even eating disorders. But according to new research, it's not only the victims who could be at ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — New research using advanced computer modeling sheds light on how behaviors may become 'contagious' in large groups, showing that the memory of one individual can indirectly influence that ... read more

New Study Explores How Anxiety Can Aggravate Asthma

Nov. 12, 2015 — A new study involved mimicking asthma symptoms to see how anxiety sensitivity affected asthma sufferers. The researchers recruited 101 college undergraduates who reported having asthma. The ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — A group of researchers has developed a cognitive model, made up of two million interconnected artificial neurons, able to learn to communicate using human language starting from a state of ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Researchers studying rats have discovered that activation of designer neural receptors can suppress cravings in a brain region involved in triggering those cravings. The study is the first to ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Because social media is used so pervasively in modern society to tap into people's behaviors and thoughts, neuroscientists are finding Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms to be very useful ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — Few visual impressions can be compared to humans' interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — The thickness of the cortex in a region of the brain that specializes in facial recognition can predict an individual's ability to recognize faces and other ... read more

Self-Weighing May Be a Hazardous Behavior Among Young Women

Nov. 9, 2015 — Self-weighing can be a useful tool to help adults control their weight, but for adolescents and young adults this behavior may have negative psychological outcomes. Researchers tracked the ... read more

Diverse Subtypes of Serotonin-Producing Neurons Uncovered

Nov. 7, 2015 — It used to be enough to call a serotonergic neuron a serotonergic neuron. These brain cells make the neurotransmitter serotonin, which helps regulate mood, appetite, breathing rate, body temperature ... read more

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