Psychology & Psychiatry

Diverse mechanisms underlie associations between sleep and anxiety

Research on animals is shedding light on the biological mechanisms that link sleep and anxiety. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2022, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest ...

Neuroscience

Researchers provide new framework for studying brain organization

UCLA researchers and colleagues at Emory University and other research centers have combined data simulation and experimental observation to bridge a gap between two major properties of large-scale organization of the human ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Racial discrimination affects brain microstructure

Racial discrimination increases the risk for physical and mental illnesses, and Black women suffer from diseases at significantly higher rates than White women. How traumatic experiences such as discrimination increase vulnerability ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Autism behaviors show unique brain network fingerprints in infants

A new study has identified unique functional brain networks associated with characteristic behaviors of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in 12- and 24-month old children at risk for developing ASD. The study is published in ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study identifies 'compulsivity circuit' in heavy alcohol drinkers

Heavy alcohol drinkers attempt to acquire alcohol despite the threat of a negative consequence more so than light drinkers, a study in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging has found, and this behavior ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Head injury does not worsen drinking behavior in heavy drinkers

Head injury, which often damages brain regions overlapping with those involved in addictive behaviors, does not worsen drinking behavior in people with heavy alcohol use, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry: ...

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Behavioral neuroscience

Behavioral neuroscience is a subdicipline of both neuroscience and psychology. Neuroscience itself is the scientific study of the nervous system, while psychology is the study of behavior. Behavioral neuroscience is largely concerned with ascertaining the function of neural systems in generating behavior. The field is therefore closely allied with systems neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, and biological psychology.

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