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Neuroscience and Psychotherapy Research

Babies Exposed to Stimulation Get a Brain Boost

Babies Exposed to Stimulation Get a Brain Boost By Audrey van der Meer, Professor of Developmental Neuroscience at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).   Contrary to popular belief, providing young children with early stimulation can help to...

Is the low-serotonin theory of depression wrong?

Is the low-serotonin theory of depression wrong?   The theory that depression is highly correlated with low levels of serotonin has dominated our approach to treating depression with SSRIs (selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors) to maintain higher levels of...

Developing the tools to predict mental conditions

Developing the tools to predict mental conditions: Brain representations of social thoughts and autism diagnosis Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers have created brain-reading techniques to use neural representations of social thoughts to predict autism...

Neuroscience, kindness and compassion

Neuroscience, kindness and compassion – doing something good for your own brain. Seeing someone else in pain or suffering can be very difficult. For many, we experience a sympathetic sense of the pain and suffering within ourselves and it can almost seem healthier to...

Stress, Heart Attacks, and Bacteria

A recent study, “Bacteria Present in Carotid Arterial Plaques Are Found as Biofilm Deposits Which May Contribute to Enhanced Risk of Plaque Rupture,” was recently published in the journal ‘mBio’. This study examined the possible link between...

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