Neuroscience

Researchers examine how touch can trigger our emotions (w/ Video)

While touch always involves awareness, it also sometimes involves emotion. For example, picking up a spoon triggers no real emotion, while feeling a gentle caress often does. Now, scientists in the Cell Press journal Neuron ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19: lessons to learn about the first 4.0 pandemic

Although the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak emerged suddenly in the popular market of exotic and wild animals in Wuhan in December 2019, phylogenetic studies show that coronavirus was already present in latency phase in October in the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Long social isolation can lead to poor health

For many people around the world, it's been at least a month since mandatory stay-at-home orders were issued because of a novel coronavirus pandemic.

Genetics

Changes in the path of brain development make human brains unique

How the human brain and human cognitive abilities evolved in less than six million years has long puzzled scientists. A new study conducted by scientists in China and Germany, and published December 6 in the online, open-access ...

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