Study found genes implicated in cattle temperament contribute to neural developmental functions and are differentially expressed in the human brain. Some ASD related genes are associated with cattle temperament.
Children born to mothers who experienced immune disorders during pregnancy, including allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, and autoinflammatory syndromes, are more likely to exhibit behavioral and emotional problems. The child’s sex may interact wit…
Researchers have identified a genetic switch in neurons that can toggle between sex-specific states when necessary.
Postnatal depression can have a significant influence on a child’s brain development and behavior. Greater symptoms of PND were associated with weaker white matter connections between areas of the brain involved in emotional processing. The weakened wh…
High resolution imaging reveals the human cerebellum is 80% of the area of the cortex. The findings indicate this area of the brain likely grew larger as human behavior and cognition evolved.
Cortical thickness and regional brain connectivity pay an equally important role in linking brain and behavior.
Owners who are encouraging increased their dog’s showing effort for finding a toy, but decreased their showing accuracy.
Researchers proposed four criteria to understand and investigate animal belief systems. Findings suggest flexible behavior caused by belief is exhibited in the behavior of rats, chimpanzees, and dogs.
Children exposed to maternal antenatal corticosteroids had higher rates of emotional, behavioral, and psychological developmental disorders than their peers whose mothers did not take the drug.
Mouse models with one good copy and one inactive copy of the MEF2C gene showed social deficits, hyperactivity, repetitive behaviors, and significant reductions in vocalization.