Neuroscience

Sexual hormone oestradiol protects female brain in mid-life

Recent research suggests that increased visceral fat—that is body fat surrounding a number of important internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines—carries the risk of cognitive impairment in later life. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Pregnancy changes mother's brain structure, study shows

A study directed by researchers from the UAB and IMIM are the first to reveal how pregnancy causes long-lasting alterations in brain structure, probably related to improving the mother's ability to protect and interact with ...

Neuroscience

Knowing one's place in a social hierarchy

When you start a new job, it's normal to spend the first day working out who's who in the pecking order, information that will come in handy for making useful connections in the future. In an fMRI study published December ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Infants show ability to tell friends from foes

(Medical Xpress)—Even before babies have language skills or much information about social structures, they can infer whether other people are likely to be friends by observing their likes and dislikes, a new study on infant ...

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