Brain & Mind

Why we’re so bad at spotting lies—most of us only perform slightly better than...

You don't have to be in the middle of an election campaign to be concerned about your ability to spot a lie. Psychology research...

Firearms and mental health: 8 top facts to know

Two issues have surged in awareness across America in recent years: the toll of firearm injuries and deaths, and the impact of mental health...

Why teens have sex early: Family and neighborhood connections matter most

Teens who grow up in close-knit families and neighborhoods are less likely to have sex at a young age, according to a new study...

Non-invasive deep brain stimulation may help treat addiction, depression, and OCD

In the complex landscape of neurological disorders like addiction, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), effective treatments are notoriously challenging to deliver, particularly due to...

Retinal changes could indicate severity of schizophrenia, study finds

Scientists have discovered that the retina in patients with schizophrenia is different from that in healthy individuals. These differences might help doctors identify patients who...

Heart attack vs. panic attack: What is the difference?

Experiencing a sudden chest pain can be alarming, and it's often difficult to tell whether it's a heart attack or a panic attack because...

How kidney disease can affect your mental health

Kidney disease, a condition where the kidneys are damaged and can't filter blood as well as they should, is a significant health problem that...

Can curiosity lead to viral success?

Generation Y, also known as millennials, includes people born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. They grew up during the rise of digital...

Surprising study reveals we get goosebumps more often than we realize

A study by Dr. Jonathon McPhetres, a psychology researcher from Durham, has found that we experience goosebumps far more frequently than we think—and we...

Multiple head injuries significantly increase stroke risk, new study finds

New research from the Perelman School of Medicine reveals a troubling link between head injuries and the risk of stroke. According to the study, people...

Do we have more empathy for people who are similar to us? New research...

How do people successfully interact with those who are completely different from them? And can these differences create social barriers? Social scientists are struggling with...

New brain discovery sheds light on stuttering causes and treatments

A recent study published in the journal Brain has pinpointed a specific brain network hub that is crucial in stuttering. Led by Associate Professor Catherine...

Popular Reports

These blood pressure medications linked to suicide risk

In a recent study conducted by researchers at St. Michael's Hospital, a concerning connection has been discovered between a widely used class of blood...

1 in 8 older people had depression for the first time during pandemic

In a study from the University of Toronto, scientists found that approximately 1 in 8 older adults developed depression for the first time during...

When sadness lingers: Understanding and treating depression

It’s normal to feel sad, down, or low at times. But these feelings can sometimes linger. They can get worse, too, eventually making it...

Scientists develop a blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Worldwide, 1 in 4 people will suffer from a depressive episode in their lifetime. In a new study from Indiana University, researchers found the biological...

Treating depression timely may reduce dementia risk

Over 55 million people worldwide live with dementia, a disabling neurocognitive condition that mainly affects older adults. No effective treatment for dementia exists but identifying ways to help...