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. ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Using game technology to help adolescents on the autism spectrum

People on the autism spectrum often struggle to interpret facial cues, partially because they are unable to recognize how eye gaze direction is used to predict the actions and intentions of others. This can have huge implications ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is empathy born in mom's first hugs?

Show your baby your love, and you'll get a kinder, gentler adult child as your reward, a new study suggests.

Health

Study investigates non-verbal signs of resistance

A new study examining how people with severe and profound intellectual disabilities resist activities while in care recommends that institutions improve training to help carers better understand non-verbal cues, as well as ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Birth control pills affect the love hormone

Birth control pills are an effective and safe form of birth control; however, they are associated with a number of side effects, including mood alterations. A recent research study from Aarhus University has shown that women ...

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