Do naps prevent burnout? Evidence is mounting that sleep may enhance information processing and learning, and can ease irritation and frustration.
Neuroscientists have discovered how oxytocin acts on individual brain cells to teach a mother to respond to her baby's needs, helping with bonding.
Does fiction take you away to another world? Turns out that there are actual changes in the brain that linger - at least for a few days - after reading a novel.
Some women’s vulnerability to anxiety and mood disorders may be explained by their estrogen levels.
Human research that oxytocin - the 'cuddle hormone' - also influences feelings of well-being and sensitivity to advertising.
Your memory plucks fragments of the present and inserting them into the past, reports a 2014 study. In terms of accuracy, the brain's no video camera.
Prenatal alcohol exposure severely disrupts major features of brain development that potentially lead to increased anxiety and poor motor function.
Researchers have discovered among the children with ASD, 144 rare, non-inherited mutations that deactivated various genes.
Your diet goes well until you catch sight of a cupcake or smell some cookies fresh out of the oven. Sensory cues trigger cravings that crumble resolve and, before you know it, you’re on a sugar high.
Study shows the first evidence that hyaluronic acid plays a role in epileptic seizures, providing a potential new approach for treatments
When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry, and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism.