New research examines how using more appetizing words to describe healthful foods affects eating choices and finds that the wording can go a long way.
Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers in the nervous system. They influence mood, muscle movement, heart rate, and many other functions. Learn more here.
The cranial nerves are a set of twelve nerves that originate in the brain. Each has a different function for sense or movement. Learn more here.
Many people use alcohol to reduce anxiety, but it can end up making anxiety worse in the long term. Learn about the link between alcohol and anxiety, and tips for coping here.
A new investigation into the so-called theory of mind suggests that apes, just like humans, have the ability to ‘read’ another agent’s intentions.
Migraine auras are sensory symptoms, including visual disturbances and physical sensations, that occur during or before a migraine episode. Learn more here.
A study that gathered data for at least 8 years has shown that deep brain stimulation can have a robust, sustained effect in people with severe depression.
Researchers revisit two surveys that looked at narcissism in a group of students and then 23 years later. It finds that narcissism declines over the years.
A new study concludes that intensive exercise not only causes muscle fatigue but may also affect the brain and the ability to make good decisions.
Parenting teenagers can be challenging. A recent study investigates the importance of tone of voice when interacting with 14- and 15-year-olds.