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Is neuroticism fueled by overthinking?

Isaac Newton was a classic neurotic. He was a brooder and a worrier, prone to dwelling on the scientific problems before him as well as his childhood sins.

Differences in brain structure and memory suggest adolescents may not ‘grow out of’ ADHD

Young adults diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adolescence show differences in brain structure and perform poorly in memory tests compared to their peers, according to…

Study finds fair trade logo boosts consumer’s willingness to pay

Researchers at the University of Bonn investigate how our brain responds to the ethical logoProducts labeled with a Fair Trade logo cause prospective buyers to dig deeper into their pockets.

Link between gene variant and aggression in children

Findings help to substantiate ‘differential susceptibility,’ where some individuals are more susceptible to environmental conditions partly due to genotypeSome children react more strongly to…

Nasal spray device for mental illness

Researchers have tested a new device for delivering hormone treatments for mental illness through the nose. This method was found to deliver medicine to the brain with few side effects.

Suicide: Difficulty making good choices is one of the factors that make certain people vulnerable to suicide

Few people who face challenges or live with severe depression commit suicide. Some people are clearly more vulnerable than others. A series of studies has shown that the way in which a person makes decisions is among the main factors that determines wh…