Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the neural underpinnings of mind wandering

Mind wandering occurs when a person's attention shifts from things that are happening in her present environment to internal thought processes. For instance, while cooking or attending a lesson, one might start thinking about ...

Neuroscience

New advances in functional ultrasound imaging for neuroscience

Since its introduction in 2011, functional ultrasound (fUS) imaging is progressively rising as a predominant neuroimaging modality. From this technique, developed by the team of Mickael Tanter (laboratory Physics for Medicine ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why we are hard-wired to worry, and what we can do to calm down

A new year brings both hopes and anxieties. We want things to be better for ourselves and the people we love, but worry that they won't be, and imagine some of the things that might stand in the way. More broadly, we might ...

Neuroscience

Experts review evidence yoga is good for the brain

Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. A review of the science finds evidence ...

Neuroscience

Recalling memories in context

Information recall goes beyond memory access to powerfully allow long-term memory enhancement. Using human brain imaging, researchers in the UK and US have observed that an attempt to remember a specific event, accompanied ...

Neuroscience

How we remember what we read

The results of two human experiments published in eNeuro reveal patterns of brain activity associated with successful memory of a just-read text. The research provides new insight into the memory processes involved in natural ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Treating mental disorders with psychedelic psychotherapy

Millions of Australians suffer from a myriad of mental health issues. Depression, PTSD and addiction to name a few. But what if we could help them by trying something a little trippy?

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