Neuroscience

Losing money causes plastic changes in the brain

Researchers at the HSE Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience have shown experimentally that economic activity can actively change the brain. Signals that predict regular financial losses evoke plastic changes in the cortex. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

People didn't wait for states to issue stay-at-home orders

Individuals, employers and local governments beat states to the punch when it came to limiting the spread of the coronavirus and shutting down much of the U.S. economy, according to a new research paper by William Luther, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

India extends nationwide lockdown until end of May

India extended its coronavirus lockdown to the end of May on Sunday as it reported its biggest single-day jump in cases, but said some sectors would be permitted to open up as its economy takes a hammering.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study: Virus death toll in NYC worse than official tally

New York City's death toll from the coronavirus may be thousands of fatalities worse than the tally kept by the city and state, according to an analysis released Monday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Deaths near 100K as some countries weigh reopening business

The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus closed in on 100,000 as Christians around the globe marked a Good Friday unlike any other—in front of computer screens instead of in church pews—and some countries tiptoed ...

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