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December 14, 2018

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December 14, 2018

How Bullying Affects the Structure of the Teen Brain

Dec. 12, 2018 — The effects of constantly being bullied are more than just psychological. Research now shows that there may be physical structural differences in the brains of adolescents who are regularly ... read more

Developing Brains of Premature Babies Benefit from Caffeine Therapy

Dec. 12, 2018 — New research shows early caffeine treatment of premature babies born less than 29 weeks' gestation has no long-term negative effects on brain ... read more

Attention, Please! Anticipation of Touch Takes Focus, Executive Skills

Dec. 12, 2018 — A study examines what happens in children's brains when they anticipate a touch to the hand, and relates this brain activity to the executive functions the child demonstrates on other mental ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — New 'classification models' sense how well humans trust intelligent machines they collaborate with, a step toward improving the quality of interactions and ... read more

Dec. 11, 2018 — According to some estimates, up to one in three people around the world may experience severe anxiety in their lifetime. Researchers have now revealed a previously unknown mechanism underlying ... read more

Improved Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Dec. 11, 2018 — Traumatic experiences can become deeply entrenched in a person's memory. How can fears following a traumatic event be reduced in the long term and prevented from becoming a permanent ... read more

Attention Training Improves Intelligence and Functioning of Children's Brain

Dec. 11, 2018 — Being able to voluntarily regulate our attention is crucial for mental processes such as intelligence and learning in children. With this in mind, researchers have carried out a study in which they ... read more

Meditation Adapts the Brain to Respond Better to Feedback

Dec. 11, 2018 — Researchers have discovered a link between meditation and how individuals respond to ... read more

Music Evokes Powerful Positive Emotions Through Personal Memories

Dec. 11, 2018 — Music is known to evoke emotions through a range of mechanisms. A new study gives insights into the way positive emotional reactions can be triggered by music and ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Neurons in the brain and spinal cord don't grow back after injury, unlike those in the rest of the body. Now, researchers have identified some of the key steps taken by nerves in the legs as ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — New brain imaging research shows that imagining a threat lights up similar regions as experiencing it does. It suggests imagination can be a powerful tool in overcoming phobias or post traumatic ... read more

Some Brain Tumors May Respond to Immunotherapy

Dec. 10, 2018 — A new study suggests that a slow-growing brain tumor arising in patients affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) may be vulnerable to immunotherapy, which gives the immune system a boost in ... read more

Dopamine's Yin-Yang Personality: It's an Upper and a Downer

Dec. 10, 2018 — Dopamine has a reputation as the key player in the brain's reward circuits, making us seek out pleasurable experiences, but growing evidence points to a multipronged role for the ... read more

Two Compounds in Coffee May Team Up to Fight Parkinson's

Dec. 10, 2018 — Scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with ... read more

Dec. 10, 2018 — Researchers have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light up' tau tangles, a protein associated with a number of ... read more

Activating Parts of the Brain Could Help Alleviate Opioid-Related Social Isolation

Dec. 10, 2018 — One of the many painful and challenging aspects of the US opioid crisis is that people abusing opioids often isolate themselves from family and friends, making it difficult for loved ones to help ... read more

Dec. 7, 2018 — What happens within the brain when it perceives a threatening signal, such as an aggressive voice? Researchers have studied brain activity during the processing of various emotional voices. They ... read more

'Chemo Brain' Caused by Malfunction in Three Types of Brain Cells, Study Finds

Dec. 6, 2018 — In a new study explaining the cellular mechanisms behind cognitive impairment from chemotherapy, scientists have demonstrated that a widely used chemotherapy drug, methotrexate, causes a complex set ... read more

Dec. 6, 2018 — Babies recognize faces from profile view in the second half of the first year of life, new research ... read more

Glutamate Receptor Affects the Development of Brain Cells After Birth

Dec. 6, 2018 — Whenever we learn or save information, the so-called ionotropic glutamate receptors play a crucial role in the brain. A subgroup of glutamate receptors are kainate receptors. They had been ... read more

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