Researchers explore why some people will ignore their personal beliefs and go along with the more extreme beliefs of a crowd. They report acting against personal beliefs and adopting a fused identity becomes an attractive solution, especially if the re…
Animal studies and analysis of human data reveal a link between vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of both opioid addiction and sun-seeking behaviors.
Researchers reveal how you can overcome procrastination and regain motivation.
A new study brings into question conventional theories of the neuroscience of free will. Researchers found readiness potential reflects neural activity that underlies the formation of a decision to move, rather than the outcome to move.
A mother’s overwhelming desire to take risks in the face of danger to protect her child, and other nurturing behaviors, are driven by neurons in the cMPOA region of the hypothalamus which contains a protein called the calcitonin receptor.
By the age of three, children are more likely to go along with what peers say in order to follow the crowd, rather than acting out of a desire to follow authority.
Study reveals vitamin B6 deficiency may contribute to the development of schizophrenia symptoms.
APP, a protein commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease, plays a vital role in learning, memory, and social behavior in the developing brain, a new mouse study finds.
A genetic mutation of Caps2 impairs the release of oxytocin, leading to problems in regulating social behavior in those on the autism spectrum.
Social media influencers take note, posting images of fatty foods increases follower engagement, researchers report.
Study identifies a cell-type specific brain circuit associated with curiosity and novelty-seeking behaviors.
A new method, dubbed DREADDs, relies on gene therapy techniques to alter genes in target cells to change the cell’s behavior. The method reduced anxious behaviors in monkey models of schizophrenia when combined with clozapine. Researchers say the metho…
Strangers who drink together start off at a distance, but move closer together as they become more intoxicated, a new study reports.
A new wireless, battery-less brain implant that harnesses optogenetics can manipulate social interactions in mice.
Those who live in neighborhoods that are considered safe, orderly, and have a more interconnected social environment are at higher risk of embarking on binge drinking episodes, a new study reports.
While seeking support via social media doesn’t necessarily harm mental health, it doesn’t help it either. However, real-life social interactions can have a positive effect on mental health.
Split-second perceptions by adults of children’s faces leads them to make judgments of the child’s intentions and character.
While many people freeze while witnessing a violent event, researchers say nine times out of ten, at least one person will intervene to help the victim.
Experiencing bullying and aggression as a teen or young adult increases violent ideations, including thoughts of harming or killing others, a new study reports.
Relationship jealousy often begins to arise before the age of sixteen, in many cases long before a person finds a partner.