Psychology & Psychiatry

Disruption of work relationships adds to mental-health concern

A recent Harvard study highlights how much emotional support we get from workplace relationships, and that it has not only been our jobs that the pandemic has disrupted, but these important informal ties as well.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Experiences of COVID-19 volunteers told through interactive map

The experiences of volunteers from the international Red Cross and Red Crescent movement working through the COVID-19 pandemic have been mapped by a team including academics from Northumbria University.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Morals versus money: How we make social decisions

Our actions are guided by moral values. However, monetary incentives can get in the way of our good intentions. Neuroeconomists at the University of Zurich have now investigated which area of the brain resolves conflicts ...

Health

Bonding with friends—without food

(HealthDay)—Socializing with friends is great for physical and emotional well-being, but if all of your get-togethers are at restaurants or bars, it can be hard to stick to a healthy eating plan.

Neuroscience

'Noisy' memory in schizophrenia

The inability to ignore irrelevant stimuli underlies the impaired working memory and cognition often experienced by individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, reports a new study in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry.

Neuroscience

Study reveals workings of working memory

Keep this in mind: Scientists say they've learned how your brain plucks information out of working memory when you decide to act.