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Phantom cell phone signals – who hears them and why?

If you think you hear your cell phone ringing or feel it vibrating to signal an incoming call or message, but there actually is none, you may have “ringxiety” and be psychologically primed to…

Neurobiological changes explain how mindfulness meditation improves health

Over the past decade, mindfulness meditation has been shown to improve a broad range of health and disease outcomes, such as slowing HIV progression and improving healthy aging.

New non-invasive form of vagus nerve stimulation works to treat depression

Depression can be a devastating and unremitting problem.Researchers of a new study published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry report successful reduction of depressive symptoms in…

Early poverty disrupts link between hunger and eating

How much you eat when you’re not really hungry may depend on how well off your family was when you were a child, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the…

Scientists find brain plasticity assorted into functional networks

Scientists had thought that most synapses of a similar type and in a similar location in the brain behaved in a similar fashion with respect to how experience induces plasticity. In this work, scientists found dramatic differences in the plasticity res…

Been here before: How the brain builds place memories

Neuroscientists have succeeded in activating dormant memory cells in rats. Using weak electrical impulses targeted at previously inactive cells in the hippocampus, the researchers induced the cells to recognize the exact place where the impulse had bee…