Psychology & Psychiatry

Study provides evidence of biological roots of partisan views

Brain scans of people taken while they performed various tasks—and even did nothing—accurately predicted whether they were politically conservative or liberal, according to the largest study of its kind.

Neuroscience

Brain wiring linked to age, sex and cognition

The degree to which the brain's wiring aligns with its patterns of activity can vary with sex and age, and may be genetic, suggests a study published by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. The study finds that this alignment ...

Neuroscience

Study shows how reading skill shapes more than just reading

A University at Buffalo researcher's recent work on dyslexia has unexpectedly produced a startling discovery which clearly demonstrates how the cooperative areas of the brain responsible for reading skill are also at work ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Are we wired for romance? fMRI imaging and genetic analysis say yes

If you've ever been a newlywed, you know the tingly euphoria of saying "I do" and starting a life with your spouse. This is romantic love, Western style. We often chalk it up to "chemistry," an ill-defined connection of hearts ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Lonely in a crowd' can reduce brain function

Being lonely in a crowd is worse for cognitive function than being lonely and alone, according to new research by clinical psychology graduate Dr. Catherine Whitehouse.

Medical research

Does a bigger brain make you smarter?

Increasing the size of neural circuits in the brain can boost learning performance, but this increased connectivity also has the potential to impede learning, new research has revealed.

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