A recent Yale study supports that overimitation, or accepting information as true, is distinctly human, as dogs and dingoes do not display this unique behavior.
Tag "Mind and Brain"
The 100 trillion synapses in our brain contain a wealth of information about health and disease in the brain. Scientists at the Yale PET Center have recently developed a novel imaging technique to view synaptic connections in the living brain.
Psychiatrists often disagree on the optimal methods of treating mental illnesses, because different patients can present with the same mental illness in different ways. The best approach is likely a combination of several treatments tailored to each specific patient.
There is new evidence that suggests that physicians may not be the completely objective people we would like them to be. Yale researchers determined that physician’s political beliefs affects the treatments they prescribe to patients, particularly when faced with politically salient issues.
Yale professor of medicine Lynn Fiellin works through the Yale play2PREVENT Lab to develop video games for children and teens that aim to prevent health issues such as HIV, smoking, and drug abuse.
Yale researchers use zebrafish to uncover a surprising relationship between autism and estrogen.
Despite what many researchers have thought, we are attracted to sugar more because of its caloric content than its sweetness, a new Yale study proposes. The study may provide new strategies to avoid excess sugar consumption as well as insight into balancing nutrition and taste in food products.
Atypical of individuals with autism, girls at risk for this disorder seem to focus on social stimuli even more than normal children. The protective effects observed might alter the way we view the disorder.
Neuroscientists, curious about what generosity looks like in the brain, tell a story of how emotional processing and mirror neurons might encourage social behavior.
While eating and drinking, we can only taste and smell our food when we exhale. A collaboration between Yale School of Medicine’s Shepherd Laboratory, the Mechanical Engineering faculty, and the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design reveals the physiological phenomenon behind this.