Behavioral Neuroscience – News and Features
Young Chimps, Like Human Teens, Take More Risks
Adolescent chimpanzees share some of the same risk-taking behaviors as human teens, but they may be less impulsive than their human counterparts.
Emotional “Blunting” From Common Antidepressants Explained
A new study has discovered the possible origins of emotional “blunting”, a side effect experienced by as many as one in two users who take a common class of antidepressants.
What Makes Some Neurons More Vulnerable to Huntington's?
New research has illustrated how two distinct cell populations in the striatum are affected differently by Huntington's disease.
Why Do Emotional Events Stay in Our Memory?
Neuroscientists have identified a specific neural mechanism in the human brain that tags information with emotional associations for enhanced memory.
Social Media Networks Exploit Habitual Behavior and Drive Fake News
A new study upends popular misconceptions that the spread of misinformation on social media is due to personal bias or a lack of critical thinking, instead revealing the spread of fake news is habitual.
Memories “Lost” During Sleep Deprivation Can Be Recalled
New research from the University of Groningen, published in Current Biology, has illustrated that memories made while sleep-deprived aren’t lost for good, they’re just more difficult to recall.
Link Between Vasculature of the Brain and Schizophrenia
A new study has reported that the development of schizophrenia may be associated with changes to the vasculature of certain brain regions.
A Smartphone App Improves Memory Recall in Small Study
Researchers have demonstrated that a new smartphone application helps to significantly improve memory recall, which could prove beneficial for individuals in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory impairment.
Genomic Testing Could Boost Treatment for Childhood Deafness
Advances in understanding the many different genetic causes of childhood-onset hearing loss indicate that genomic testing could assist in treatment planning, including optimal timing of treatment.
Link Between Young People's Excessive Drinking and the Endocannabinoid System
New research has explored the role of the endocannabinoid system in the development of alcohol use disorder among young heavy drinkers.