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Brain Area Critical for Social Skills Discovered in Mouse Study

February 24th, 2014
Brain Area Critical for Social Skills Discovered in Mouse Study  In new research, scientists from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) have determined that a small region of the hippocampus known as CA2 is ...

Those With Schizophrenia More Apt to Get Autoimmune Diseases

February 22nd, 2014
Those With Schizophrenia More Apt to Get Autoimmune DiseasesA new study has found that people suffering from schizophrenia face a greater risk of developing autoimmune diseases, such as psoriasis and multiple sclerosis. According to researchers ...

Premature Infants Benefit From Hearing Adults Talk

February 22nd, 2014
Premature Infants Benefit From Hearing Adults TalkA new study shows that premature babies benefit from being exposed to adult talk -- especially from their parents -- as early as possible. Premature babies who are exposed ...

Lack of Self-Control, Not Desires, May Drive Risky Business

February 8th, 2014
Lack of Self-Control, Not Desires, May Drive Risky BusinessA new study has found that when people engage in risky behavior, such as drunk driving or having unsafe sex, it’s probably not because their brain’s ...

Why Do We Have False Memories?

February 6th, 2014
Why Do We Have False Memories?It is difficult to explain why someone would remember an event that did not occur. This action can cause horrific consequences as our justice system trusts human memory. Every year ...

Schizophrenia Hikes Risk of Complicated Pregnancy

February 4th, 2014
Schizophrenia Hikes Risk of Complicated Pregnancy New research finds women with schizophrenia are nearly twice as likely to experience pre-eclampsia, pre-term birth, and other serious pregnancy and delivery complications as women without the condition. The ...

Impulsive Behavior Linked to Quicker Body, Eye Movements

January 25th, 2014
Impulsive Behavior Linked to Quicker Body, Eye MovementsIndividuals who make impulsive decisions tend to have quicker body movements.  In fact, even the most subtle eye movements can reveal whether a person is feeling impulsive, ...

Risk for Mental Illness Linked to Age of Father

January 24th, 2014
older man with infant SSWhile most understand that a woman's biological clock may influence the mental health of children, many are unaware that men also have aging changes that can influence an offspring's health. To ...

Too Much Oxytocin in Ordinary Adults May Lead to Emotional Problems

January 23rd, 2014
Too Much Oxytocin in Ordinary Adults May Lead to Emotional ProblemsSome view the hormone oxytocin as a panacea for aiding labor and delivery, lactation, maternal bonding, sexual satisfaction, social recognition, and anxiety. Lay literature promotes ...

Motion Capture Film Technology Aids Study of Schizophrenia

January 22nd, 2014
Film Technology Aids Study of SchizophreniaExperts suggest that the first 30 seconds of a social encounter is crucial for people with symptoms of schizophrenia. Often, an individual with a diagnosis of schizophrenia is unable to engage, ...