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November 25, 2015

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November 25, 2015

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

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

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

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

Nov. 5, 2015 — Neuroscientists have discovered a novel mechanism for memory formation. Voltage-sensitive dye imaging of the swim motor program of the sea slug Tritonia reveals that some neurons possess ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Children from religious families are less likely to share with others than were children from non-religious families, a new study suggests. A religious upbringing is also associated with more ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — In the long term, cognitive behavior therapy is more effective at treating seasonal affective disorder that light therapy, considered the gold standard, a study found. Two winters after the initial ... read more

Virtual Selves Can Help Boost Better Real World Health, Exercise Habits

Nov. 4, 2015 — Customizing an avatar to better resemble its human user may lead to improved health and exercise behaviors, according to a team of ... read more

Kicking Substance Addiction in Teens: Tobacco Dependence Should Be Treated With Same Urgency as Other Drugs, Study Says

Nov. 3, 2015 — Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a new study ... read more

Do Certain Words Entice Us to Eat High-Calorie Foods?

Nov. 3, 2015 — Brain responses to written food words differ between lean individuals and those with obesity, and suggests that both stress and genetics could influence excess eating, new research suggests. The work ... read more

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