Have you ever experienced a moment when you've teetered between telling the truth and telling a lie? According to a new study, you have your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to thank for that.
Neuroscientists fascinated by the teenage psyche have come together to publish a series of studies on what makes juveniles tick. Their findings reveal why teenage boys in particular act in such a risk-averse manner.
A new study shows that when you pull an all-nighter or deprive yourself of sleep, you also put yourself at risk of developing false or inaccurate memories.
Scientists have long believed jealousy to be a chiefly human emotion based on assumptions that the it is the result of advanced cognitive capabilities. A new study authored by a UC San Diego psychologist argues against those assumptions with findings that dogs feel and exhibit jealousy just like humans do.
Researchers at two universities are confirming what many of us probably already believed about stress -- it's highly, highly contagious.
Researchers at George Washington University have identified a part of the brain that, when stimulated with an electric impulse, disrupts consciousness.
A new Cornell/UCSF joint-study reveals that seeing positive posts in your Facebook feed leads to using positive words in status updates.
According to a new study, that's the frequency of electric current that, when sent to the frontal cortex via electrodes, best induced sleeping test subjects to become aware of their dream state. (Lower and higher frequencies had little effect.)
Childhood amnesia is a fairly common phenomenon that had no clear scientific explanation. Now a new study offers one: The high numbers of new brain cells forming may disrupt existing memory storage.
In mice, the answer seems to be yes: Recent studies reveal improvements in memory and brain cell growth in older mice who received blood or plasma from younger mice.
The Neurogrid can simulate a million neurons and billions of synaptic connections, making it 9,000 times faster than a typical PC. Possible applications include prostheses that work nearly as fast as human thought.
Several studies note that people working in a particular environment -- the classroom, the office -- can be affected by the sounds and smells around them. Now researchers and others are investigating ways to use this information for the public good.
New research shows that variations in a particular genotype can make a person more likely to participate in "prosocial" acts, such as rescuing someone from drowning.
When rats were given a choice between rice cakes, Oreos, cocaine, and morphine, the rice cakes lost handily. However, brain activity showed that in the battle between cookies and drugs, the cookies won.
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