Researchers explore the “sociocultural mental health phenomena” of Hikikomori, a disorder in which people socially isolate for extended periods of time.
Mouse study links specific autism types to abnormal parvocellular oxytocin neurons in the hypothalamus.
Playing with dolls as a small child helps develop social skills and empathy. Doll play activates the posterior superior temporal sulcus, an area of the brain associated with social processing and behaviors.
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.
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.
Lessons from other historic pandemics show social tension accumulated throughout epidemics lead to significant episodes of rebellion.
Reassessing years of research on Theory of Mind in autism, researchers argue the brains of those with ASD may be able to grasp what others think but may have a more difficult time processing the degree to which others think differently from themselves.