Neuroscience

Study finds the circuits that may help you keep your cool

The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver's license. As you start your mom's car with a stern-faced evaluator in the passenger seat, you know you'll need to be alert but not so excited that you ...

Neuroscience

Brain imaging predicts response to public health campaign

Neuroimaging data obtained from a small group of smokers predicts the influence of a large anti-smoking media campaign targeting likely smokers, shows a new study published in JNeurosci. This approach could help improve informational ...

Neuroscience

Prefrontal cortex development and mental illness

Faulty wiring of the prefrontal cortex during development leads to abnormal brain activity and cognitive impairments related to mental illness, according to a mouse study published in JNeurosci.

Neuroscience

New memory study first to use intracranial recordings

Declarative memory—memories that can be consciously recalled—is critical to everyday life. Throughout childhood and adolescence, declarative memory improves remarkably. However, until most recently, there was a critical ...

Radiology & Imaging

Online gaming addiction in men affects brain's impulse control

Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have found differences in the brains of men and women who are addicted to online gaming, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

When you're grateful, your brain becomes more charitable

'Tis the season when the conversation shifts to what you're thankful for. Gathered with family and friends around a holiday feast, for instance, people may recount some of the biggies – like their health or their children ...

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