Neuroscience in the News

Pain is a complex phenomenon, and how a person responds to it involves physical, psychological, and even cultural factors.
  • 23 Mar 2012
The human brain prevents us from drifting off when listening to boring people by “rewriting” monotonous speech to make it sound more interesting, scientists have found.
  • 23 Mar 2012
An infant's doting eyes and chubby cheeks can send many people into a heartwarming swoon. Turns out, rather than the heart, that lure of tots may stem from specific brain circuits, new research suggests.
  • 23 Mar 2012
A decade’s worth of research suggests self-control is not a steady state but a psychological resource that can be depleted — and built up through practice.
  • 23 Mar 2012
Health groups are trying to immunize more than 111 million African children against polio in only four days, hoping to stamp out an incurable disease that is all but gone in the West.
  • 23 Mar 2012
Emotional healing is no easy road. In varying degrees, anxiety and depression are ingrained patterns of behavior, reactive attempts to deal with stress that become increasingly ineffective, and eventually, life-impairing.
  • 23 Mar 2012
Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which a person has repeated seizures (convulsions) over time. Seizures are episodes of disturbed brain activity that cause changes in attention or behavior.
  • 23 Mar 2012
More children in the U.S. are being diagnosed with ADHD than even before -- 10.4 million in 2010 -- according to a new study that concluded a staggering rise in diagnoses of 66 percent since the year 2000.
  • 23 Mar 2012
New research from the UK suggests people with autism have a greater than normal capacity for processing information.
  • 23 Mar 2012
De novo mutations — new mutations in the carrier, not inherited from either parent — may be responsible for causing schizophrenia, say researchers.
  • 23 Mar 2012
It's long been known that elderly people are more prone to depression and other mental-health problems if they live on their own. New research suggests the same pattern may also be found in younger, working-age adults.  
  • 23 Mar 2012
Abuse in childhood appears to be a particularly strong risk factor for developing alcohol addiction later in life, a new study shows.
  • 23 Mar 2012

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