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LSD and the brain: Why the psychedelic changes social behavior
A new study identifies three features of the brain’s medial prefrontal cortex responsible for LSD’s influence on social behavior.
1.17.2021 9:30 PM
2 mental health practices may give the Covid-19 vaccine a boost
Researchers say poor mental health can influence the body’s immunological response.
1.13.2021 12:00 AM
Fight off disease by making this one change to your nighttime routine
In a study released Tuesday in the journal "Genome Research," scientists report circadian rhythm influences our ability to fight off diseases.
1.11.2021 1:00 AM
Dry January: Science explains why giving up alcohol can improve sleep
In a survey of 800, 71 percent slept better after participating in Dry January. Scientific studies can explain why.
1.3.2021 8:00 PM
Brain study untangles the complicated relationship between fear and anxiety
New research suggests early interventions can help prevent fear from progressing into anxiety.
12.21.2020 1:30 AM
Does ADHD affect sleep? Scientists explain the complicated relationship
“Is ADHD in fact a sleep disorder?
Food for thought
12.14.2020 1:30 AM
4 diet tweaks could fight off cognitive decline
A new study is good news for cheese lovers.
12.14.2020 12:30 AM
Manipulating the senses can improve body image — study
Manipulating the senses could pave the way toward better body image.
12.7.2020 12:30 AM
Brain implant study explains the neuroscience of patience
Scientists find serotonin influences specific areas of the brain to promote patient behavior.
11.30.2020 7:33 PM
The benefits of coronavirus dreams, explained by 3 theories
"Dreams play a role in virtual reality training of personal challenges."
11.30.2020 1:00 AM
Is social media bad for mental health? Consider the "jingle-jangle problem"
This form of usage "elicits positive feedback from others, social interactions, and even social support."
Mind and Body
11.25.2020 3:28 PM
4 ways science secretly influences Thanksgiving dinner
Time to gobble-gobble up some facts.
11.23.2020 2:00 AM
Psychologists give 4 tips for spending Thanksgiving alone — and enjoying it
Being alone is very different from being lonely.
Eat this, not that
11.17.2020 3:58 PM
The optimal diet for longevity comes down to this critical factor
When it comes to macronutrients "people need to get away from ‘unidimensional’ thinking."
11.16.2020 12:00 AM
Covid-19 & mental health: These types of activities can combat lockdown fatigue
Tasks that prompt the mental state of flow can sustain well-being, study finds.
Mind and Body
11.10.2020 1:00 PM
Understanding the 5 rules of recovery can help prevent relapse
Rule #5: Don't bend the rules.
11.9.2020 12:00 AM
A psychologist explains why one unexpected upside of worry is perfect for 2020
Why a feeling with a bad reputation is actually “useful in small amounts."
11.2.2020 12:00 AM
Feeling SAD? Why these foods might be the key to optimal mental health
Plus two critical food and mental health misconceptions, explained by scientists.
The other, *other* human
10.29.2020 7:54 PM
Studies reveal how an ancient people profoundly influence human history
New research reveals key details about a little-known hominin population.
A dying breed
10.27.2020 12:00 AM
The tombstones of 1,000 pets tell a very human story
From Victorian burials to ashes sent to space, how we honor a pet's life reflects human ideals.
Mind and Body
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