- Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: The Opioid Crisis: Disrupting the Status Quo with the HEALing Communities Studyby National Institute of Mental Health on February 14, 2023 at 12:00 pm
During this lecture, Sharon L. Walsh, Ph.D., will discuss how the HEALing Communities Study (HCS) is testing the prevention and treatment of opioid misuse in select communities hard hit by the opioid crisis.
- Video game playing causes no harm to young children's cognitive abilities, study findson February 8, 2023 at 12:15 am
Despite old fears that bad effects follow excessive video game playing or questionable game choices, researchers found those factors mattered little, if any, in children's brain health. The bad news? Video games assumed to be effective learning tools showed no meaningful effects, either.
- APA supports right of educators to do their jobs without political interferenceon February 7, 2023 at 10:26 pm
Attacks on teaching of diversity, equity and inclusion undermine profession, hurt students, says APA president
- Brain structural differences observed in children with conduct disorder with and without childhood maltreatmenton February 7, 2023 at 7:42 pm
Characterized by antisocial behaviors and low academic achievement, conduct disorder (CD) impacts an estimated 9.5% of individuals in the United States. Childhood maltreatment is a major risk factor for CD. Past CD studies have identified structural alterations in various brain regions, such as those implicated in emotion processing, learning, and social cognition. A new study has now assessed whether youths with CD who experienced childhood maltreatment differ at the brain level from those with CD without a history of maltreatment.
- Fertility treatment does not adversely affect cardiovascular health of offspring, international study suggestson February 7, 2023 at 2:18 pm
A large study looking at the effects of fertility treatment has found no robust difference in blood pressure, heart rate, lipids, and glucose measurements between children conceived naturally and those conceived using assisted reproductive technologies (ART).
- APA supports right of educators to do their jobs without political interferenceon February 7, 2023 at 12:00 am
Thema Bryant’s, PhD, statement in response to efforts to dictate what educators may teach and discuss in classrooms.
- Brain 'zips and unzips' information to perform skilled taskson February 6, 2023 at 6:06 pm
The human brain prepares skilled movements such as playing the piano, competing in athletics, or dancing by 'zipping and unzipping' information about the timing and order of movements ahead of the action being performed, a new study reveals.
- (02/06) More money for mental health programs gets bipartisan support in many stateson February 6, 2023 at 5:23 pm
Governors and legislators say proposed funding is needed to address youth well-being, homelessness and shootings
- Pathological lying could finally be getting attention as a mental disorderon February 4, 2023 at 4:11 am
When people start to lie so much that they can’t stop or that it begins to hurt them or people around them, that’s when it becomes abnormal and may need treatment.
- How age and sex influence our body clockson February 3, 2023 at 3:53 pm
Researchers have uncovered the intricacies of gene expression rhythms in humans, shedding new light on how sex and age influence our body clocks.
- Researchers find a link between traffic noise and tinnituson February 3, 2023 at 3:53 pm
There is a correlation between traffic noise and risk of developing tinnitus, researchers have found. They point to a vicious cycle involving stress reactions and sleep disturbance as a potential cause. If you live near a busy road, it may increase your stress levels and affect your sleep. When we are under stress and sleep poorly, we may be at a higher risk of developing tinnitus.
- Racial disparities can affect brain development in Black children, new study findson February 3, 2023 at 4:13 am
Black children showed lower amygdala, hippocampus and gray matter volumes compared with white children.
- Sugar is processed differently in the brains of obesity-prone vs. obesity-resistant ratson February 2, 2023 at 8:36 pm
A new study tracked what happens in the brains of rats in real time in the brain when presented with glucose, a type of sugar, labeled with a tracer. The tracer allowed the researchers to measure this new sugar in the brain.
- Robot: I'm sorry. Human: I don't care anymore!on February 2, 2023 at 6:57 pm
Humans are less forgiving of robots after multiple mistakes -- and the trust is difficult to get back, according to a new study.
- Just one quality conversation with a friend boosts daily well-beingon February 2, 2023 at 6:52 pm
Study shows just one quality conversation with a friend during the day makes you happier and less stressed by day's end.
- Human brain organoids respond to visual stimuli when transplanted into adult ratson February 2, 2023 at 4:26 pm
Researchers show that brain organoids -- clumps of lab-grown neurons -- can integrate with rat brains and respond to visual stimulation like flashing lights.
- Sparse, small, but diverse neural connections help make perception reliable, efficienton February 2, 2023 at 4:26 pm
First detailed mapping and modeling of thalamus inputs onto visual cortex neurons show brain leverages 'wisdom of the crowd' to process sensory information.
- Reading out RNA structures in real timeon February 2, 2023 at 1:18 pm
A new microscopic technique allows for the real-time study of RNA G-quadruplexes in living cells, with implications for the fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
- Babies remember faces despite face masks, study suggestson February 2, 2023 at 12:54 am
Babies learn from looking at human faces, leading many parents and childhood experts to worry about possible developmental harm from widespread face-masking during the pandemic. A new study allays those concerns.
- Study finds new association between social isolation and dementia risk factorson February 2, 2023 at 12:54 am
Researchers used data on more than half a million people in the UK and Canada to discover a link between social capital and indicators of Alzheimer's disease-related dementia.