The title was on the cover of the April 2015 Monitor on Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Inside the issue was an article by Stacy Lu, “Great expectations: New research is leading to an understanding of how placebos work—findings that may lead to more effective treatments and better drug research. 479 more words
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A research team has used neuroimaging techniques to investigate how being in a romantic relationship produces alterations in the architecture of the brain. They found that being in love is associated with increased connectivity between regions of the brain associated with reward, motivation, emotion regulation, and social cognition. 430 more words
The criminal justice system requires reliable means of detecting truth and lies. A battery of emerging neuroimaging technologies make it possible to gauge and monitor brain activity without the need to penetrate the cranium. 239 more words
Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have identified a new pathway by which several brain areas communicate within the brain’s striatum.
An over-active habit system may be at the root of many psychological problems involving repetitive behaviours like OCD, alcoholism and binge eating, new research suggests. 316 more words
Scientists estimate that the human brain consists of about ten to one hundred billions of nerve cells. In order to fulfill their respective tasks as long as possible, these cells have to constantly control their internal proteins with regard to quality and functionality. 374 more words