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February 19, 2017

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February 19, 2017

Exercise, Sleep Are Key to Keeping Employees from Bringing Home Work Frustrations, Study Shows

Feb. 7, 2017 — A brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home. A study tracked participants' sleep patterns and daytime physical movements ... read more

Researchers Find Chemical Switch That May Decrease Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Feb. 7, 2017 — In mice, adjusting levels of a compound called kynurenic acid can have significant effects on schizophrenia-like behavior, research has found. In recent years, scientists have identified kynurenic ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — Anxiety in social situations is not a rare problem: Around one in ten people are affected by social anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Social anxiety disorder is diagnosed if fears and anxiety ... read more

Addicted Individuals Less Responsive to Reward-Anticipation

Feb. 2, 2017 — It may be difficult for addicted individuals to learn when they can expect a reward. This learning problem could perhaps explain why they are more prone to addiction and find it difficult to kick the ... read more

Intimate Partner Violence Among Youth Linked to Suicide, Weapons and Drug Use

Jan. 31, 2017 — Adolescents who are violent toward their romantic partners are also more likely to think about or attempt suicide, carry a weapon, threaten others with a weapon and use drugs or alcohol than peers in ... read more

Researchers Generate Rat Model of Autism

Jan. 31, 2017 — A study has found that oxytocin improves behavioral and electrophysiological deficits in a novel Shank3-deficient ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — The ancient impulse to procreate is necessary for survival and must be hardwired into our brains. Now scientists have discovered an important clue about the neurons involved in that wiring. With a ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — People who continued to train on a visual task for 20 minutes past the point of mastery locked in that learning, shielding it from interference by new learning, a new study ... read more

School Bullying Linked to Lower Academic Achievement, Research Finds

Jan. 30, 2017 — A study that tracked hundreds of children from kindergarten through high school found that chronic or increasing levels of bullying were related to lower academic achievement, a dislike of school and ... read more

We Dislike Hypocrites Because They Deceive Us

Jan. 30, 2017 — We're averse to hypocrites because their disavowal of bad behavior sends a false signal, misleading us into thinking they're virtuous when they're not, according to new findings. The ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications for future pharmaceutical ... read more

Common Medication Restores Social Deficits in Autism Mouse Model

Jan. 26, 2017 — Reducing the function of the autism-associated gene Pcdh10 leads to impairments in social behavior, according to a study. Reducing Pcdh10 function also disrupted the structure and function of ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Researchers uncover mechanism by which hypothalamic neural signaling drives hunger responses to survive ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Environmental cues don't just trigger actions, like reaching for our phones when they buzz; they can also trigger our brains to enter a more focused state. Researchers combined brain imaging ... read more

Understanding Motivations for Behavior Can Be Helpful for Children With Autism

Jan. 25, 2017 — For many families, normal activities, such as going to a large family gathering or an amusement park, can be difficult to navigate with a child with autism, as the child may be act out due to being ... read more

Positive Social Support from a Spouse Could Have Negative Consequences, New Research Shows

Jan. 24, 2017 — Offering your spouse what you believe to be positive support could have negative physiological effects on them, according to new ... read more

Brain Study Shows Impulsivity May Weigh Down Some Individuals

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found a link between having an impulsive personality and a high body mass index ... read more

The Great Unknown: Risk-Taking Behaviour in Adolescents

Jan. 24, 2017 — Adolescents are more likely to ignore information that could prompt them to rethink risky decisions. This may explain why information campaigns on risky behaviors such as drug abuse tend to have only ... read more

Direct Link Between Sexual Objectification of Girls, Aggression Towards Them

Jan. 24, 2017 — There is a direct relation between the sexual objectification of girls and aggression towards them, research by psychologists has ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers studying the brain have long been interested in its neural oscillations, the rhythmic electrical activity that plays an important role in the transmission of information within the ... read more

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