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Herpesvirus may lead to bipolar, depression

New research finds the herpesvirus HHV-6 in the brain cells of people who lived with severe depression, bipolar disorder, or both.

How to protect your brain from ‘fake news’

What is confirmation bias, and how does it make us susceptible to fake news? New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigates.

Brain area responsible for pessimism found

New research finds that stimulating a brain area called the caudate nucleus induces a tendency to focus too much on the downsides of a situation.

Dealing with digital distraction

Our digital lives may be making us more distracted, distant and drained, according to new research.

Why we’re susceptible to fake news, how to defend against it

Thought processes and belief systems that people develop early in life to help protect against the anxiety and stress of an uncertain world may help explain why some individuals fall victim to what has come to be known as fake news, but psychologists c…

Researcher reveal insights into brain circuitry

New research reveals novel molecular insights into how multiple cell types drive the formation and maturation of brain circuits.