Medical research

Two new types of glial cells found in mouse brain

A team of researchers with members from the University of Basel, Columbia University, New York University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, has discovered two new kinds of glial cells after prodding neural stem cells ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Music listening near bedtime disruptive to sleep, study finds

Most people listen to music throughout their day and often near bedtime to wind down. But can that actually cause your sleep to suffer? When sleep researcher Michael Scullin, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology and neuroscience ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What happens in the brain when people make music together?

Music is a tool that has accompanied our evolutionary journey and provided a sense of comfort and social connection for millennia. New research published today in the journal American Psychologist provides a neuroscientific ...

Neuroscience

Cloud computing expands brain sciences

People often think about human behavior in terms of what is happening in the present—reading a newspaper, driving a car, or catching a football. But other dimensions of behavior extend over weeks, months, and years.

Neuroscience

Moral disgust leaves us with a 'bad taste'

When we witness behaviors that violate shared moral norms, our brain inhibits the neurons that control our tongue movements—just as it does when something tastes bad. An international research group led by the Universities ...

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