|Putting vision into context
||The Thalamus not only relays visual signals from the eye to the visual cortex as previously thought, but also conveys additional, contextual information. Integrating these different signals is essential to understand and interpret what we see in the world around us. Researchers investigate how the brain processes visual stimuli and how contextual information shapes our visual perception.
|Midnight munchies mangle memory
||Modern schedules can lead us to eat around the clock so it is important to understand how this could dull some of the functions of the brain. New research in mice shows that clocks in different regions of the brain start working out of step, altering the brain's physiology.
|Epigenetic processes linked to development of cerebellar circuitry
||Researchers have, for the first time, described the pivotal changes responsible for controlling the formation of the part of the brain that allows us to learn and execute complex movements. These changes involve modifications to chromatin, which is DNA packaged with protein.
|Brain's mysteries unraveled through computational neuropsychiatry
||New research using computational neuroscience has unraveled a longstanding mystery of a fundamental property of the brain, topographic organization. The research shows that in the case of pathology, brain maps may undergo re-organization and their discontinuity can be quantified, allowing them to serve as a biomarker for detecting neuropsychiatric disease.
|Absence of serotonin alters development, function of brain circuits
||The first complete model to describe the role that serotonin plays in brain development and structure has been created by researchers. Serotonin is an important neuromodulator of brain development and the structure and function of neuronal (nerve cell) circuits.
|Are You the Target of Covert Aggression?
||Covert aggression, otherwise known as relational aggression, is a behavior that seeks to harm a person by damaging their reputation or manipulating their relationships. This type of behavior is often … ...
|Charles Dickens, Neuroscientist
||Sometimes "paying" attention can cost way too much.
|5 Ways Uncovering Your True Self Leads to Purpose...
||When I was a young tomboy I didn’t think much about being a girl. I enjoyed kicking the ball as far as any boy. Until my sister asked, “When are you going to start being a girl?” I thought, “I am a girl. What are … ...
|Why are all the great Christmas classics about depression?...
||Ever notice that the great holiday classic are about depression? There’s George Bailey, the financially strapped father of a posse of rowdy kids in It’s a Wonderful Life. Then there’s … ...
|Our Scars Don’t Define Us
||I have a scar on my chin. When I was very small, I was jumping on the living couch, and I fell into our wooden coffee table. My top teeth went through my bottom lip the wrong way, and the scar I have is the … ...
|Today I Love The Enchanting Morning Light
||Today I love the enchanting morning light that I woke up to. I love that I slept in a little and that the daylight had already arrived, the day had … ...
|Dog Play Is Socially Contagious and Now We Know Why
||Dogs play vigorously and share their intentions to play via rapid mimicry and emotional contagion. A new study shows why dogs are able to rapidly fine-tune play on the run.
|Santa Visits a Mental Illness & Addiction Drop-In Center...
||A few years ago, I found myself in the odd position of playing Santa Claus for a bunch of children at a restaurant where I was working. I am big, … ...
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|Robert Rodger Shares His TMS Treatment Story
||Prior to TMS Treatment, Robert Doubts it Will Work For Him Robert Rodger never looked at his reflection in the mirror and thought something positive about himself. He always thought … ...
|Personality Profiles of Great American Presidents
||A study finds that presidential greatness is associated with a mix of bright and dark traits. Great presidents have been compassionate yet also knew how to manipulate people.
|How To Increase Dopamine Naturally With ADHD
||Introduction According to Alban (2015), dopamine has become known as the “motivation molecule.” Alban (2015) continues stating that dopamine contributes to motivation, productivity, and focus. Sinfield (2015) has stated that … ...
|The Psychology of Smartphones and Texting
||Our communication habits are changing faster than in any other period throughout history. More than 80 percent of American 18- to 34-year-olds prefer nonverbal communication mediums in daily life. We are witnessing not only the demise of the landline phone, but possibly also the end … ...
|Fair Warning For People With ADHD
||To the Christians among you, and to those who celebrate Christmas, I have something to tell you. Today is Christmas eve day. Okay, it isn’t. unless you’re reading this a … ...
|Christmas Time Stress: 5 Ways To Cope & Find Meaning
||It’s amazing but Christmas has always been described as one of the most beautiful, magical, and divine holidays of the year. This time of year often opens the heart of … ...