The prevailing theory is removing toxic social media users from accessing their accounts will prevent them from posting harmful content. Researchers say banned users increase their toxic postings via more lenient platforms when removed from top networks.
Background music in Simlish, an unintelligible language used in the popular game The Sims, allow people to better listen to and understand each other than when the songs are in English, researchers say.
When we lie down, our brains decrease reliance on information related to the external world and increase reliance on internal perceptions generated by the sense of touch.
Blood tests revealed specific epigenetic biomarkers for schizophrenia. Researchers applied machine learning to analyze the CoRSIVs region of the human genome to identify the schizophrenia biomarkers. Testing the model with an independent data set revea…
Study reveals the types of foods you load your plates with at all you can eat buffets may predict your risk for obesity.
Researchers say the use and appreciation of humor is positive for overall wellbeing and psychological health.
A new dual-drug therapy for alcohol use disorder appears to be effective and has fewer side effects or complications compared to other medications used to treat AUD.
Social media feeds are full of online tests offering to reveal your personality traits with seemingly deep questions. However, researchers say these online personality tests are going to reveal very little about your innermost essence.
Those who flout COVID recommendations are less agreeable, have lower intellect and tend to be more extroverted than those who adhere to recommendations. COVID non-conformists also prioritize self-interest and personal freedom and show greater tolerance…
The effects of lead exposure on overall health have been well document, but a new study reveals early exposure to pollution can have a detrimental effect on personality. Researchers report those who were born following the decline of environmental lead…
Women with postpartum depression report normal olfactory sensitivity, while those who are genetically predisposed to major depressive disorder have decreased olfactory sensitivity.
While the response to numbers may be an evolutionary trait we share with some animals, our ability to perceive language and digits underpins our advanced mathematical skills.
Perception of social interactions unfolds through pupil dilation. The findings shed light on the visual system’s role in sensitivity to social interactions.
Findings reveal how individual neurons in the thalamus can merge signals coming from different regions of the cortex. The findings could lead to new treatment options for schizophrenia, epilepsy, and other brain disorders where thalamus dysfunction is …
In the face of immense pressure, Simone Biles’ recent decision to withdraw from Olympic competition to focus on her mental health should be considered an inspirational message, psychologists say.
Unexpected uncertainty is a motivator for change that prompts us to change our decisions and behaviors, even when changing the decision does not provide a better outcome.
People are less likely to harshly judge a friend or family member who acts unethically than they would a stranger. However, the leniency comes at a cost to the judger’s sense of self-worth.
Study reveals how the amygdala plays a role in prepulse inhibition by activating inhibitory neurons in the brain stem of mice. The findings could have positive implications in the development of treatments for schizophrenia, OCD, and other disorders ma…
Alpha-2-adrenergic agonists appear to be effective at reducing symptoms associated with ADHD in preschool-aged children, and have fewer side effects than traditional stimulants used to treat ADHD.
When feeling stressed people are more likely to jump to more undesirable conclusions based on little evidence, a new study concludes.