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Anterior insula activation restores prosocial behavior in animal model of opioid addiction

A new study in animals suggests that the social and interpersonal problems associated with opioid addiction might be reversible.

Psychology & Psychiatry

World's biggest study of left-handedness

From Leonardo da Vinci to Oprah Winfrey, and from Napoleon Bonaparte to Jimi Hendrix the talents of left-handers have been celebrated across the generations.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Stress disrupts our ability to plan ahead

New research from Stanford University has found that stress can hinder our ability to develop informed plans by preventing us from being able to make decisions based on memory.

Medical research

Newly discovered memory process influences decision-making

Learned connections between stimuli and reward—like the positive emotions associated with popular brands—have a powerful influence over our future decisions. Scientists have started to discover why.

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of clinical depression

Isolation, social distancing and extreme changes in daily life are hard now, but the United States also needs to be prepared for what may be an epidemic of clinical depression because of COVID-19.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Managing our need for control during COVID-19

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has created disruptions to our lives in ways unforeseen just a few weeks ago. The virus's devastating impact has taxed the health care system at unprecedented levels, with reported cases ...

Neuroscience

Non-invasive method to predict brain pressure

The only way to accurately measure pressure inside the skull is to insert a catheter or sensor inside. However, this is invasive and techniques with less risk are desired. Intracranial pressure (ICP) needs to be correctly ...

Neuroscience

Researchers gain new insights into pain signaling in the brain

Fast communication between our brain cells—or neurotransmission as it is called—is hugely important for our brain to work properly. Some of the messengers involved in this form of communication are neuropeptides, which ...