Neuroscience

Mouse model of intellectual disability isolates learning gene

Adult male mice lacking a gene linked to intellectual disability have trouble completing and remembering mazes, with no changes in social or repetitive behavior, according to new research published in JNeurosci. This animal ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Music therapy for children with autism does not improve symptoms

Among children with autism spectrum disorder, improvisational music therapy resulted in no significant difference in symptom severity compared to children who received enhanced standard care alone, according to a study published ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Tracing the roots of OCD in pets and people

In 2011, science threw a curveball at Nicholas Dodman and Alice Moon-Fanelli. The two researchers were looking at bull terriers in hopes of finding the gene responsible for a debilitating behavior common in the breed. Up ...

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