Psychology & Psychiatry

Research shows temptation more powerful than individuals realize

Whether it's highlighted in major news headlines about Argentinean affairs and Ponzi schemes, or in personal battles with obesity and drug addiction, individuals regularly succumb to greed, lust and self-destructive behaviors. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

People with alcohol dependency lack important enzyme

A research group under the leadership of Linköping University Professor Markus Heilig has identified an enzyme whose production is turned off in nerve cells of the frontal lobe when alcohol dependence develops. The deficiency ...

Neuroscience

Brains of addicts are inherently abnormal: study (Update)

(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC) at the University of Cambridge have identified a brain abnormality which is found in drug-dependent individuals as well as their siblings who have ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Modern parenting may hinder brain development, researcher claims

(Medical Xpress)—Social practices and cultural beliefs of modern life are preventing healthy brain and emotional development in children, according to an interdisciplinary body of research presented recently at a symposium ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A full bladder makes better liars study suggests

(Medical Xpress)—A study conducted by a team of researchers at California State University has led to evidence that suggests people with a full bladder make better liars. In their paper published in the journal Consciousness ...

Neuroscience

New insight into impulse control

How the brain controls impulsive behavior may be significantly different than psychologists have thought for the last 40 years.

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