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May 28, 2016

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May 28, 2016

Brain Scans of Dementia Patients With Coprophagia Showed Neurodegeneration

May 19, 2016 — Coprophagia, eating one's feces, is common in animals but rarely seen in humans. Now researchers have reviewed the cases of a dozen adult patients diagnosed with coprophagia over the past 20 ... read more

New Brain-Training Tool to Help People Cut Drinking

May 19, 2016 — An online exercise featured in the first episode of BBC One’s ‘Lose Weight for Love’ is now available to the public for free to help people who want to cut down on ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Researchers have developed a technique for imaging brain activity in a freely walking fruit fly. Working with one of the most common model organisms in science, the team shows for the first time what ... read more

Immunization With Bacteria Promotes Stress Resilience, Coping Behaviors in Mice

May 16, 2016 — Injections of the soil bacterium Mycobacterium vaccae (M. vaccae NCTC 11659) promote stress resilience and improve coping behaviors in mice, according to a new ... read more

Police More Likely Than Others to Say They Are Blind to Racial Differences, Study Finds

May 16, 2016 — A new study reveals that police recruits and experienced officers are more likely than others to subscribe to colorblind racial beliefs -- the notion that they -- and people in general -- see no ... read more

Psychological Flexibility Might Be the Key to Better Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions

May 14, 2016 — Although numerous studies prove that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is effective in chronic pain treatment, psychologists acknowledge they need to learn which components of CBT provide the best ... read more

Omega-3 Lowers Childhood Aggression in Short Term

May 13, 2016 — Consuming omega-3 initially improves a child's aggressive behavior, according to researchers but the effects eventually ... read more

Distance Makes the Habits Healthier: Advice on Snacking

May 12, 2016 — Free food: It’s a growing workplace trend, especially in tech companies, to incentivize productivity and morale around the office. But how can companies promote healthy choices and still provide ... read more

Depression Is Driven by Networks of Genes That Span Brain Circuits, Study Suggests

May 12, 2016 — Depression is a disorder that involves changes in coordinated networks of hundreds of genes across key brain circuits, according to a study. Researchers show through their work how tweaking gene ... read more

PTSD Linked to Low Levels of Fat Hormone

May 11, 2016 — Researchers report a biological mechanism that might explain why individuals coping with post-traumatic stress disorder are less able to extinguish the fear of past ... read more

Do You See What I See? Study Shows Development of Gaze Following in Monkeys Is Similar to Humans

May 11, 2016 — Gaze following in monkeys develops in a way that's nearly identical to humans, suggesting that the behavior has deep evolutionary roots, new research ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Fox squirrels flick their tails when they can't get a cherished nut in much the same way that humans kick a vending machine that fails to deliver the anticipated soda or candy bar, according to ... read more

Study Links Parental Depression to Brain Changes and Risk-Taking in Adolescents

May 10, 2016 — Parental depression contributes to greater brain activity in areas linked to risk taking in adolescent children, likely leading to more risk-taking and rule-breaking behaviors, a new study concludes. ... read more

Interventional Policies and Practices Needed to Prevent Bullying and Its Harm

May 10, 2016 — Bullying is a serious public health problem, with significant short- and long-term psychological consequences for both the targets and perpetrators of such behavior, and requires a commitment to ... read more

May 10, 2016 — A five-minute measurement of resting-state brain activity predicted how quickly adults learned a second language, report ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Scientists studying how stress in early childhood affects the brain have new evidence from a study in male mice that a key region, the hippocampus, appears to mature ... read more

Mouse Model of Autism Offers Insights to Human Patients, Potential Drug Targets

May 10, 2016 — A new mouse model of a genetically-linked type of autism reveals more about the role of genes in the disorder and the underlying brain changes associated with autism's social and learning ... read more

Human Nature: Behavioral Economists Create Model of Our Desire to Make Sense of It All

May 9, 2016 — Researchers have identified a powerful human motive that has not been adequately appreciated by social and behavioral scientists: the drive to make sense of our lives and the world around us. They ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Never make a decision when you are hungry. The hormone ghrelin - that is released before meals and known to increase appetite - has a negative effect on both decision making and impulse control, ... read more

May 9, 2016 — Even simple, frequently carried-out movement tasks like opening a door or grasping an object are sometimes realized better and sometimes worse, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, sometimes more ... read more

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