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Stress-regulating brain area larger in depression, bipolar New research finds that the hypothalamus, the brain area that controls the stress response, is larger in people with affective disorders.
Medical News Today | Sep 23, 2018 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
'Gut feeling' may be a hardwired 'sixth sense' New research shows that there is a neuronal circuitry between the gut and the brain that allows information to be sent to the brain in milliseconds.
Medical News Today | Sep 22, 2018 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hugs and kisses: The health impact of affective touch Hugs, kisses, and other forms of affective touch have an important impact on our physical and psychological health. Read this Spotlight to find out more.
Medical News Today | Sep 21, 2018 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How cannabinoid drugs affect the experience of pain A new study reviews the effects of cannabis on the experience of pain. The results highlight the affective component in cannabis's pain-relieving effects.
Medical News Today | Sep 21, 2018 2:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Can a heart treatment lower depression and anxiety? Researchers find that one treatment for atrial fibrillation effectively improves the symptoms of anxiety and depression linked with this condition.
Medical News Today | Sep 20, 2018 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Research reveals four distinct personality clusters Existing personality tests have long been criticized by experts as unreliable. New 'big data' research, however, reveals four solid personality clusters.
Medical News Today | Sep 18, 2018 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Chronic pain and the power of placebo The placebo effect is stronger in some people than in others. A new study unlocks the psychological and neuroanatomical differences between these people.
Medical News Today | Sep 16, 2018 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lucid dreaming: Controlling the stories of sleep In this Spotlight, we explore the phenomenon that is lucid dreaming. We explain what it is, what to do to achieve it, and whether it brings any risks.
Medical News Today | Sep 14, 2018 3:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Autism prognosis: Parental genes 'incredibly useful' While a main variant primes a person to develop a complex disorder such as autism, their 'genetic background' sets the 'clinical features,' a study finds.
Medical News Today | Sep 11, 2018 4:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
What do gut decisions reveal about us? A new study compares the psychological effects of intuitive decisions based on the proverbial gut feeling with decisions made after careful deliberation.
Medical News Today | Sep 11, 2018 07:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend