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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

When the Boss's Ethical Behavior Breaks Bad

Feb. 12, 2016 — Is your boss ethical? Does he or she do what's right, as opposed to what's profitable? If so, they may turn downright abusive the next day. New research on leader behavior suggests ethical ... read more

Ten Fingers Not Needed for Fast Typing

Feb. 9, 2016 — The number of fingers does not determine typing speed, new study shows. People using self-taught typing strategies were found to be as fast as trained ... read more

Feb. 5, 2016 — Neurobiologists have demonstrated experimentally that aggression has an influence on the production of new nerve cells in the brain. The scientists conducted a series of experiments on male ... read more

Scientists Find Brain Plasticity Assorted Into Functional Networks

Feb. 4, 2016 — Scientists had thought that most synapses of a similar type and in a similar location in the brain behaved in a similar fashion with respect to how experience induces plasticity. In this work, ... read more

Gambling Is Associated With 'Risk-Taking Behavior' in Young Teens, Study Finds

Feb. 4, 2016 — Gambling among young teens may be associated with increased use of alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana, according to a study that surveyed sixth- to eighth-graders in Italian ... read more

Neurobiological Changes Explain How Mindfulness Meditation Improves Health

Feb. 4, 2016 — New research provides a window into the brain changes that link mindfulness meditation training with health in stressed adults. The study shows that mindfulness meditation training, compared to ... read more

Modelling How the Brain Makes Complex Decisions

Feb. 4, 2016 — Researchers have constructed the first comprehensive model of how neurons in the brain behave when faced with a complex decision-making process, and how they adapt and learn from ... read more

Reduced Anxiety, Depression for Women Participating in Women-Only Cardiac Rehab Programs

Feb. 3, 2016 — Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for women globally. Women who have an acute coronary heart event may be more likely to die or to suffer complications during the initial recovery ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — After just nine weeks of internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy, the brain of patients suffering from social anxiety disorder changes in volume. Anxiety is reduced, and parts of the ... read more

Women More Sensitive to Irksome Behavior Than Men

Feb. 2, 2016 — Women may be friendlier than men, but that doesn't mean they like putting up with jerks, suggests a new report. A new study shows that women are more likely than men to get irked at irritating ... read more

Inflammation Attacks Brain's Reward Center

Feb. 2, 2016 — A brain reward center, the striatum, may be directly affected by inflammation and that striatal change is related to the emergence of illness behaviors, scientists ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Abnormalities in embryonic brain development in mice, including transient embryonic brain enlargement during neuron formation, are responsible for abnormal adult brain structures and behavioral ... read more

Super Mario Gets Social Intelligence

Feb. 2, 2016 — Computer scientists help the popular jump ‘n’ run game figures learn to observe, collaborate – and even switch ... read more

Feb. 2, 2016 — Many K-12 school efforts to reduce bullying have proven not very effective, leading educators to wonder what bullying prevention approach works best. A new study finds one anti-bullying program works ... read more

Study May Offer Answers for Treating Depression in Alcoholics

Feb. 2, 2016 — A new study is offering a glimmer of hope to alcoholics who find it hard to remain sober because their abstinence is hounded by stubborn, difficult-to-treat ... read more

Researchers' Preclinical Trial Upends Conventional Wisdom About Responses to Fear

Jan. 28, 2016 — For more than a century scientists have recognized 'freezing' as the natural fear response. But in a new study found that female rats often respond to fear by 'darting.' The ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Two secrets of one of the brain's most enigmatic regions have finally been revealed. In a pair of studies, scientists have discovered a specific neural circuit that controls walking, and they ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A group of researchers found that immune cells activated in the mother during severe inflammation produce an immune effector molecule called IL-17 that appears to interfere with brain ... read more

Estrogens Alleviate Hyperactivity in Zebrafish With Autism Gene

Jan. 28, 2016 — The hormone estrogen alleviates the sleep disruption experienced by zebrafish genetically designed to help understand the biology of autism spectrum disorder, scientists ... read more

Want to Learn a New Skill? Faster? Change Up Your Practice Sessions

Jan. 28, 2016 — When practicing and learning a new skill, making slight changes during repeat practice sessions may help people master the skill faster than practicing the task in precisely the same way, researchers ... read more

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