Schizophrenia study identifies shifts in patterns of glutamate and GABA in visuospatial working memory network
16 hours ago
A new study in Biological Psychiatry has characterized the patterns of brain neurotransmitters glutamate and GABA in a network of regions that temporarily maintain and process visual information about the location of objects ...
Key to willpower lies in believing you have it in abundance
16 hours ago
Americans believe they have less stamina for strenuous mental activity than their European counterparts - an indication that people in the U.S. perceive their willpower or self-control as being in limited supply, a new study ...
Babies' babbling betters brains, language
17 hours ago
Babies are adept at getting what they need - including an education. New research shows that babies organize mothers' verbal responses, which promotes more effective language instruction, and infant babbling is the key.
College branding makes beer more salient to underage students
19 hours ago
In recent years, major beer companies have tried to capitalize on the salience of students' university affiliations, unveiling marketing campaigns and products—such as "fan cans," store displays, and billboard ads—that ...
Natural environments promote positive body image
20 hours ago
New research shows that the natural environment has a powerful effect on promoting positive body image - and you don't even have to set foot outdoors to experience the benefits.
Distorted view amongst smokers of when deadly damage caused by smoking will occur
22 hours ago
Smokers have a distorted perception on when the onset of smoking-related conditions will occur, a new study in the Journal of Cognitive Psychology reports.
Adverse childhood experiences increase risk of mental illness, but community support can offer protection
22 hours ago
People who have experienced abuse, neglect and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as living with domestic violence during their childhood are at much greater risk of mental illness throughout life.
APA releases new journal article reporting standards
23 hours ago
As part of its promotion of greater transparency and the assessment of rigor in psychological science, the American Psychological Association has released new Journal Article Reporting Standards for researchers seeking to ...
Inherited IQ can increase in early childhood
Jan 18, 2018
When it comes to intelligence, environment and education matter – more than we think.
Study explores a novel candidate for antidepressant treatment
Jan 17, 2018
According to the World Health Organization more than three hundred million people worldwide are affected by major depressive disorder. Unfortunately, the antidepressants commonly used to treat them only work for 50% of the ...