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Some Types of Stress Could Be Good for Brain Functioning

Low to moderate stress can help build resilience and may reduce the risk of developing more serious mental health disorders including depression and anti-social behavior, a new study reports.

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Self-Reflection Linked to Improved Late-Life Cognition and Brain Health

A person’s ability to self-reflect is associated with cognition and glucose metabolism later in life, a new study finds. Those who engage in more self-reflection had improved cognition, better overall brain health, and increased glucose metabolism later in life.

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Making Sense of Socially Enhanced Aggression in the Brain

Study reveals the lateral habenula plays a critical role in the priming of aggression in male mice.

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Scientists Find Molecular Clues Behind Acute and Chronic Phases of Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers identified a unique biomarker associated with only the chronic or acute stage of traumatic brain injury.

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Feeling Stressed? It Can Show In Your Skin, Hair, and Nails

Researchers explain how stress can have a detrimental impact on your skin, nails, and hair.

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Dynamic Mental Illness Indicators Caught by Advanced AI in Brain Imaging

A new AI algorithm used fMRI data to identify novel brain patterns linked to mental health disorders.

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Detection of Pitch Errors in Well-Known Songs

A song’s lyrics have an effect on our ability to process musical pitch, but not necessarily due to the meaningfulness of the words.

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Ant Colonies Behave Like Neural Networks When Making Decisions

Researchers suggest that when in a group, ants behave in a similar fashion to networks of neurons in the brain.

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A New Mechanism Responsible for Controlling Auditory Sensitivity

Researchers identified a new mechanism by which auditory sensitivity is regulated. The mechanism can temporarily reduce sensitivity in the auditory system to protect itself from loud sounds that can cause hearing damage.

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No Pain, No Gain? How the Brain Chooses Between Pain and Profit

The ventral striatum plays a crucial role when it comes to choices about future pain versus future profit.

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Introducing a Protocol for Using Robotic Pets in Memory Care

The benefits of animal therapy for memory and mental health are well documented. Some agencies are using realistic robotic pets as a therapeutic tool for memory care in older adults. Now, researchers have developed a new protocol for the use of robotic animals to aid in memory care.

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Visually Perceptive Moms Are More Sensitive Parents

A mother’s ability to recognize positive emotions on the faces of other adults predicts her sensitivity and responsiveness to her child four months later.

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Loss of ‘Youth’ Protein May Drive Aging in Eye

Age-related changes in the retina may be driven by the loss of the pigment epithelium-derived factor protein. The findings could pave the way for the development of treatment for age-related macular degeneration and other age-related vision loss disorders.

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Robots Learn Household Tasks by Watching Humans

A new robotic system can learn directly from human interaction videos and generalize the information at the task being completed. This makes the robot well suited to learn household chores effectively and efficiently.

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Perception Depends on Whether You Are Looking Up or Down

The intensity of perceptual bias in specific views depends upon posture and the position of your neck, a new study reveals.

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