Neuroscience

Mood neurons mature during adolescence

Researchers have discovered a mysterious group of neurons in the amygdala—a key center for emotional processing in the brain—that stay in an immature, prenatal developmental state throughout childhood. Most of these cells ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How to put limits on your family's screen time

(HealthDay)—While kids get some benefit from using digital and social media, such as early learning and exposure to new ideas, too much of it can negatively affect their health, sleep and eating habits, and even their attention ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How you move shows how you make up your mind

You're standing at a vending machine, ready to punch in the code to get your snack. Even as your hand moves toward the keypad, your brain is still deciding what to do, still in the middle of choosing as your hand touches ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Here's why you dread brainstorming at work

The nature of work is changing. In today's fast changing and interconnected world many companies operate in highly competitive international environments.

Medications

Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis

Ohio launched an $8 million effort Wednesday to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis that has touched scores of families, including that of Columbus mother Jacqueline Lewis, who ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Gesturing can boost children's creative thinking

Encouraging children to use gestures as they think can help them come up with more creative ideas, according to research in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

Neuroscience

Researchers map neurological process of learning, deciding

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can now map what happens neurologically when new information influences a person to change his or her mind, a finding that offers more insight into the mechanics of learning.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Eureka! Gender affects how we judge competence, genius

Think of the word "genius," and a few images undoubtedly come to mind - perhaps a picture of Albert Einstein, of a scientist in a lab shouting "Eureka!" or of present-day theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking.

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