memory and perception

High Dopamine Levels in Women May Be Tied to Procrastination

High Dopamine Levels in Women May Be Tied to Procrastination

A new German study finds that women with a genetic predisposition for higher dopamine levels in the brain may be more likely to engage in procrastinating behaviors. No such link...
Study: Spread of Abnormal Proteins Explain Gender Difference in Alzheimer’s

Study: Spread of Abnormal Proteins Explain Gender Difference in Alzheimer’s

New research suggests the way in which abnormal proteins spread throughout the brain may help explain why the prevalence of Alzheimer’s is higher in women than in men. If the...
Adults With Family History of Alzheimer’s Show Reduced Scores in Memory Test

Adults With Family History of Alzheimer’s Show Reduced Scores in Memory Test

In a new study of more than 59,000 people who completed an online memory test, researchers found that adults with a first-degree relative with Alzheimer’s disease performed worse than participants...
Australia Study Finds Alarming Hike in Young Kids’ Screen Time

Australia Study Finds Alarming Hike in Young Kids’ Screen Time

A new study from Australia discovers a rapid increase in screen time among young children, a practice that may delay neurodevelopment. Researchers found some young children might average 50 minutes...
Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Cesarean Birth May Increase Risk of Cognitive Issues in Twins

Twins born by cesarean birth may be at greater risk for cognitive problems, according to a new study at the University of Malaga (UMA) in Spain. The findings are published...
Alzheimer’s Gene May Affect Cognition Before Adulthood

Alzheimer’s Gene May Affect Cognition Before Adulthood

A gene linked to Alzheimer’s Disease may impact cognitive health as early as childhood, according to a new study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging. The effect appears to...
Many Domestic Violence Victims May Have Undiagnosed Brain Injuries

Many Domestic Violence Victims May Have Undiagnosed Brain Injuries

In a new community-based study, researchers from The Ohio State University and the Ohio Domestic Violence Network found that 81 percent of women who seek help because of intimate partner...

Teens Are Not Sexting More – Or Less

In the first study in nearly a decade, researchers discovered adolescent “sexting” is not at epidemic levels, but neither has it declined despite preventive efforts. Overall, the practice of
Study: Mentally Stimulating Activities Lower Risk/Delay Memory Loss

Study: Mentally Stimulating Activities Lower Risk/Delay Memory Loss

A new study suggests mentally stimulating activities like using a computer, playing games, crafting and participating in social activities are linked to a lower risk or delay of age-related memory...
Combat Veterans at Increased Risk of Mental Health Concerns

Combat Veterans at Increased Risk of Mental Health Concerns

New research suggests military veterans exposed to combat have an increased risk of developing depression and anxiety in later life than veterans who had not seen combat. Oregon State University...
Study: Midlife Sleep Problems May Up Risk of Alzheimer’s

Study: Midlife Sleep Problems May Up Risk of Alzheimer’s

A new study suggests that people who report a declining quality of sleep as they age from their 50s to their 60s have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease...
Parenting Style May Increase Risk of Teen Victimization

Parenting Style May Increase Risk of Teen Victimization

A unique longitudinal investigation reveals that adolescent bullying and victimization may have origins in the home. The new study suggests a derisive parenting style increases the risk that a teen...
For Many, Honest But Biased News is Less Credible

For Many, Honest But Biased News is Less Credible

“Fake,” or untruthful, news may not be the only way an information source can lose credibility with consumers. A new study finds that any information seen as biased is often...
Reminding Kids of Their Many Roles in Society May Improve Problem Solving

Reminding Kids of Their Many Roles in Society May Improve Problem Solving

Simply reminding children of their many roles in society — helper, friend, neighbor, son or daughter — can lead to better problem-solving and more flexible thinking, according to a new...
Specific Factors Influence Long-Term Effects of Bullying

Specific Factors Influence Long-Term Effects of Bullying

New research suggests some young adults who were bullied as a child could have a greater risk of ongoing depression due to a mix of genetic and environmental factors. In...
Underlying Motivations Influence Expression of Emotions

Underlying Motivations Influence Expression of Emotions

New research reveals that a person’s emotional reaction to a situation is linked to the degree to which they are motivated to feel or not feel certain emotions about the...
One in 10 Report Near-Death Experiences

One in 10 Report Near-Death Experiences

New research has found that about 10 percent of people report a near-death experience with a range of spiritual and physical symptoms, including out-of-body sensations, seeing or hearing
Social Media May Improve Mental Health for Adults

Social Media May Improve Mental Health for Adults

Social media researchers have largely focused on how it influences youth and college students, and many studies have found deleterious effects. But a new study contends that much of the...
Pink Noise Can Boost Deep Sleep, Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment Patients

Pink Noise Can Boost Deep Sleep, Memory in Mild Cognitive Impairment Patients

New research has found that gentle sound stimulation — known as pink noise — played during specific times during deep sleep enhances deep or slow-wave sleep for people with mild...
Use of Evidence-Based Therapies Lag For Child Mental Health Care

Use of Evidence-Based Therapies Lag For Child Mental Health Care

New research has found that the use of emerging therapies to treat youth with mental health problems are slow to be put into practice, even when the therapies are scientifically...