Genetics

Addicted to the sun? Research shows it's in your genes

Sun-seeking behavior is linked to genes involved in addiction, behavioral and personality traits, and brain function, according to a study of more than 260,000 people led by King's College London researchers.

Health

Food neophobia may increase the risk of lifestyle diseases

Food neophobia, or fear of new foods, may lead to poorer dietary quality, increase the risk factors associated with chronic diseases, and thus increase the risk of developing lifestyle diseases, including cardiovascular diseases ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain network of psychopathic criminal functions differently

A strong focus on reward combined with a lack of self-control appears to be linked to the tendency to commit an offence. Brain scans show that this combination occurs in psychopathic criminals, say researchers from Nijmegen ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are women more attracted to 'dark and brooding' men?

A paper co-authored by a researcher from the University's Institute of Psychology, Health and Society states that women are generally drawn to men with dark and brooding looks. This in turn may relate to their reproductive ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Understanding social impairments in autism

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich together with colleagues in Cologne and Z├╝rich have used mathematical models to explain differences in social behaviour associated with autistic personality ...

Neuroscience

Link between epilepsy and autism

A new UK study has shed light on the negative impact that epilepsy can have on autism in adult patients.

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