Health

Scientists use 'sleep age' to infer long-term health

Numbers tell a story. From your credit score to your age, metrics predict a variety of outcomes, whether it's your likelihood to get a loan or your risk for heart disease. Now, Stanford Medicine researchers have described ...

Neuroscience

Eye movements in REM sleep mimic gazes in the dream world

When our eyes move during REM sleep, we're gazing at things in the dream world our brains have created, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco. The findings shed light not only into how we dream, but ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Developing neuroscientifically guided treatments for PTSD

Dr. Ruth Lanius, a professor in psychiatry at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry and the director of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at Western, is developing neuroscientifically guided treatments for patients ...

Neuroscience

Researchers identify a brain network for social attraction

Humans and many other animals live in societies. At a fundamental level, social interactions require individuals to identify others as belonging to their own kind. This usually happens in fractions of a second, often instinctively. ...

Neuroscience

An appetite map in the brain

Let's face it. As enticing as the idea of starting lunch with a chocolate cake might be, few would actually make that choice when it comes down to it. And yet, at the end of the meal, many would reach for that same cake without ...

Neuroscience

How sleep builds relational memory

Relational memory is the ability to remember arbitrary or indirect associations between objects, people or events, such as names with faces, where you left your car keys and whether you turned off the stove after cooking ...

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