A team of researchers has discovered that serotonin (5-HT) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) act in opposite ways in males and females to influence aggression and dominance.Image Credit:Flickr/Kathryn The brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, according to a new...
In a pioneering project, researchers studied the development of school curricula in Switzerland's three main language regions. This SNSF-funded project clearly showed that ever since the Swiss school system was created in 1830 the importance and content of every...
MIT neuroscientists have identified tight connections between dopamine-producing cells of the substantia nigra (red) and neurons in the striatum (green). These connections, which show up as yellow, may play a role in the brain’s decision-making processes.Image courtesy of the...
This image shows Giant Nudibranch, Dendronotus iris. Credit: Courtesy of Ralph and Dale Marie Gonzales Scientists at Georgia State University have rewired the neural circuit of one species and given it the connections of another species to test a hypothesis about...
Individuals make more conservative choices when the decisions they make affect other people, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Gary Bolton, a professor of managerial economics and the O.P. Jindal Chair in the...
What might alien music sound like? Would it be structured hierarchically as our music is with verses and a chorus? Would we even be able to appreciate it? Vincent Cheung, a doctoral student at the Max Planck Institute for...
At night, early risers demonstrate a quicker reaction time when solving unusual attention-related tasks than night owls, but these early risers make more mistakes along the way.Credit: © Pedro Ribeiro Simões / Flickr It has been known for a long...
Two Aplysia sensory neurons with synaptic contacts on the same motor neuron in culture after isolation from the nervous system of Aplysia. The motor neuron has been injected with a fluorescent molecule that blocks the activity of a specific...
The more time teenagers spend splitting their attention between various devices such as their phones, video games or TV, the lower their test scores in math and English tend to be. More time spent multitasking between different types of...
With woodpeckers, the answer's in the question--true to their name, they peck wood. And when they do, they peck hard--with each peck, the bird undergoes a force of 1,200 to 1,400 g's. By comparison, a measly force of 60-100...
Bilingual people are great at saving brain power,a new study says. Image credit: Flickr/jurek_durczak A research team established that years of bilingualism change how the brain carries out tasks that require concentrating. New research findings show that bilingual people are great...