A new study reports some people on the autism spectrum show neural signs of anxiety when presented with images of people engaging in social touch, such as hand holding.
Do you find it hard to make friends? It may be down to your genes. Researchers report young people with higher expression of the CD38 gene tend to be friendlier and more socially adept.
Researchers track the connectivity patterns of chandelier cells.
A new Journal of Neuroscience study reveals the activation of a brain area associated with reward response early in the afternoon.
A new Science study details DNA methylation in individual neurons, providing a new avenue for brain mapping studies. The researchers also identified a new subtype of neurons.
A new study reveals temperature may influence voter behavior. Researchers note increases in state temperatures between elections are related to increased voter turn out and support for the incumbent party. Additionally, higher temperatures motivated some to vote for smaller political parties.
Researchers have identified a genetic mutation associated with both ALS and frontotemporal dementia.
Researchers investigate children’s thought processes as they figure out how to deceive others.
Using CRISPR gene editing technology, researchers target the Shank3 gene in monkey embryos. Research backs previous findings of the importance of the Shank3 gene for brain development and its role in autism.
Reading stories about humans, not anthropomorphic characters, teach moral lessons most effectively to young children a new study reports.
A new study challenges conventional thinking about how neurons that release dopamine communicate. The findings could have vital implications for dopamine related diseases such as Parkinson’s.
NIH researchers have identified a specific type of sensory neurons which become activated as a result of pulling a single hair.
Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a therapeutic cocktail of molecules that restored fine motor skills in mice with spinal cord injuries. When applied to mice who had experienced stroke symptoms, researchers observed increased axon sprouting in subcortical areas.
Researchers have developed a new, minimally invasive brain stimulation technique that can induce a range of bodily movements. The technique, magneto-thermal stimulation, can be used to target highly specific brain regions and could help researchers to advance brain mapping studies.
A new tool allows researchers to observe granulins inside cells.
Perdue researchers create an organismoid that can mimic some aspects of human thought, specifically the ability to retain important information and forget unimportant memories.
Frequent binge watching leas to poor sleep quality and insomnia, researchers report.
Researchers report social norms together with increasing oxytocin can counter xenophobia by enhancing altruistic behaviors.