The most popular type of antidepressant today is the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), such as Prozac, Zoloft, or Lexapro, introduced in 1987.
Tag "Mind and Brain"
In general, older people have more difficulty learning new things, retrieving old information, and multitasking. In order to understand what causes this weakening, we must first understand how memory works.
Yale Child Study Center Assistant Professor James Swain, M.D. recently published an article in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry examining the relationship between a mother’s bond to her baby and the method of delivery at birth.
Yale associate professor of psychology Karyn Frick was awarded the third annual Society for Women’s Health Research Medtronic Prize for Scientific Contributions to Women’s Health.
Dr. Frank Keil and Dr. Karen Wynn have shown that infants exhibit certain patterns of learning, including the ability to distinguish between intentional and non-intentional actors and their capabilities.
Dr. Dana Small has probed the relationship between learning and obesity by investigating the reward systems in humans and attempting to understand how these could impact human behavior, such as overeating.
One out of every 150 children born is diagnosed with the disorder; among boys, who are four times more likely to have autism, the number rises to one in 94. Currently, 1.5 million Americans are autistic.
Stephanie Anestis (GRAD ’05), a Schwartz Foundation post-doctoral research associate in the Center for Human and Primate Reproductive Ecology, is investigating this stress and hormones in chimpanzees.
We are not rational beings, and it turns out that it subconscious psychological thought, rather than objective reasoning, often dictates which name we mark on the ballot.
What’s in a name? The answer is a lot, although it is mostly in the initials. Research at Yale conducted by Joseph Simmons, assistant professor of marketing, indicates that people unconsciously make decisions based on their names. In a paper