People find potential romantic partners more attractive when they have, what researchers called, a “sexy mindset.” They also tend to overestimate their chances of romantic success when aroused. The findings suggest the sexual system prepares the ground…
Researchers have identified a novel neural circuit that detects male pheromone cues pertaining to inter-male aggression.
Belief in conspiracy theories surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic predicts personal resistance to coronavirus vaccination and preventative behaviors, such as mask-wearing.
When a mouse senses a threat, neurons in the ventromedial hypothalamus become activated and remain active for ten seconds after the threat is removed. Fear responses could be induced by artificially stimulating these neurons. Artificially silencing the…
Study shows adolescents find vaping nicotine more rewarding than adults, and do so after shorter exposure. The findings may explain why vaping is so popular in the teenage demographic.
The immune molecule interleukin-17 (Il-17a) appears to influence vigilance and alertness in mouse models. Findings suggest the immune cell affects both brain function and behavior.
Study reveals binge drinking is associated with more widespread neural dysfunction than previously believed. In those who binge drink, the visual areas of the brain show unusually high levels of activation. Additionally, those who binge drink have more…
In a twist on the classic marshmallow test of delay of gratification, researchers found children will wait almost twice as long for a reward if they are told another person will find out how long they have waited.
The popular over-the-counter painkiller acetaminophen increases risk-taking by reducing risk perception, a new study reports.
Lessons from other historic pandemics show social tension accumulated throughout epidemics lead to significant episodes of rebellion.