Psychology

  1. Health & Medicine

    This is the teenager’s brain on peer pressure

    Research shared during the fourth day of the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting remained diverse: What happens in the brain when teenagers feel peer pressure, a study in mice suggesting a new way to treat depression, the best way to relearn walking after a stroke, and the long lasting effects of disrupted sleep.

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  2. Psychology

    Your body is mine

    Scientists have developed a technique for inducing an illusion of having swapped one’s own body with someone else’s body, providing a new means for investigating self-identity and body-image disorders.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Itch

    When it comes to sensory information detected by the body, pain is king, and itch is the court jester. But that insistent, tingly feeling—satisfied only by a scratch—is anything but funny to the millions of people who suffer from it chronically.

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  4. Psychology

    A genetic pathway to language disorders

    Researchers suspect a newly uncovered regulatory link between two genes contributes to language impairments in a range of developmental disorders.

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  5. Science & Society

    It’s time for addiction science to supersede stigma

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Body In Mind

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  7. Psychology

    World of hurt

    Treatments shown to diminish psychological problems in traumatized youngsters often don’t get used, an exhaustive research review concludes.

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  8. Psychology

    Undecided voters not so undecided

    A measure of unconscious attitudes predicts the opinions that undecided people eventually reach on a controversial issue.

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  9. Psychology

    Core calculations

    Number words may serve as mental tools for expanding on basic, nonverbal numerical knowledge rather than as determinants of such knowledge.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Sick and down

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  11. Psychology

    Lie defectives

    A new analysis challenges the view that a few people with special experience can detect others’ lies with great accuracy.

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  12. Psychology

    Woman knob twists

    People nonverbally impose a specific order on descriptions of witnessed events, a tendency that may influence the structure of new languages, a new study suggests.

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