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MRI Scan Detects Signs of Schizophrenia: Brain imaging test predicts likelihood of developing psychosis and schizophrenia

MRI Scan Detects Signs of Schizophrenia: Brain imaging test predicts likelihood of developing psychosis and schizophrenia

Psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are severe mental disorders that affect the thoughts and emotions of an individual, making them feel detached from reality in a condition called psychosis. Although these disorders can be debilitating, starting treatment early can potentially

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DOES YOUR ROOMMATE HATE YOU… OR IS IT JUST YOU?

DOES YOUR ROOMMATE HATE YOU… OR IS IT JUST YOU?

Evidence for a liking gap reveals that we may be more liked than we tend to think   Ever walked out of an interview flooded with regrets? Thought you struck the wrong chord with someone you just met? If this

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Wiring of Psychopathic Brains: Neural networks hold clues to psychopathy

Wiring of Psychopathic Brains: Neural networks hold clues to psychopathy

Psychopathy is a relatively uncommon mental disorder, yet its socioeconomic burden on society can be extremely damaging. Psychopaths lack full emotional awareness and decision-making skills of non-psychopathic individuals, making them more likely to deceive others, make rash decisions, and ultimately

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Amygdala and Anxiety

Amygdala and Anxiety

Response to anxiety in previously institutionalized youths The amygdala is commonly known as the fear control center of our brain, but it also plays an important role in ensuring our survival by directing attention to salient stimuli. Studies have shown

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Know Too Much?

Know Too Much?

The Downside of Genetic Testing for Depression Picture yourself as a participant in a study: you receive a kit containing mouthwash and a color-changing strip of paper. Sleek text on the professional label reads “Saliva Self-Testing Kit for 5-Hydroxylindoleacetic Acid.”

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A False Fixation on Nitrogen: How nitrogen-fixing trees may slow forest regrowth

A False Fixation on Nitrogen: How nitrogen-fixing trees may slow forest regrowth

Understanding forest regrowth is crucial to predicting and mitigating environmental damage, and with over half of the word’s tropical forests currently recovering from human land use, insight into forest regrowth mechanisms is more important than ever. To accurately model and

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Timing Your Thoughts

Timing Your Thoughts

A study published in PNAS in August 2017 showed how the mistiming of someone’s thoughts may be linked to a person’s tendency to hold delusional thoughts.

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Now You Hear Me, Now You Don’t

Now You Hear Me, Now You Don’t

A Yale-led study published in Science showed that a behavioral test could distinguish voice-hearers who need psychiatric treatment from those who don’t as well as predict the susceptibility of certain people to experiencing auditory hallucinations.

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Tetris as Therapy

Who would have guessed that the classic puzzle game Tetris could have applications in trauma treatment? Recent findings from a European group suggest that this may be the case.

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Predicting Human Behavior Using the Brain’s Unique Signature

Predicting Human Behavior Using the Brain’s Unique Signature

In a whole-brain connectivity study, Yale researchers have developed a novel predictive model capable of predicting an individual’s behavior based on how their brain is wired.

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