Researchers explore the history and cultural impact of superstitions, shedding new light on why people continue to believe the unbelievable.
Researchers investigate why many of us wake in the middle of the night and dwell on our fears.
Metacognition affects every aspect of human behavior from defining life goals to judging our own senses. Researchers say brain activity related to confidence is also associated with goal-driven behaviors, shedding light on the neurobiological basis of …
A 25-year study identifies a link between the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and an increased risk of developmental disorders, including ADHD, autism, and decreased IQ in children.
A newly developed two-minute EEG test effectively picks up on early memory impairments associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Preliminary new findings are raising concerns about the long-term effect of mild COVID-19 infection on neurological health and cognition.
A new study links viral infections including mononucleosis and pneumonia experienced during adolescence with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis.
By training mice to voluntarily increase the size and frequency of dopamine impulses in their brains, researchers demonstrated dopamine increases can be driven by internally mediated changes within the brain.
Whether you hug to show affection to comfort a loved one in pain, researchers explore the neuroscience of why a cuddle feels so good.
Thirty years ago, Robin Dunbar theorized humans can maintain a friendship group of 150 people, with five intimate friendships. Despite many attempts to challenge the theory, Dunbar’s Number has stood the test of time. Backed by neuroscience and statist…