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New microscopy technique peers deep into the brain

Using new imaging technology, researchers can now record the activity of large populations of brain cells with unprecedented speed, and at new depths.

For busy medical students, two-hour meditation study may be as beneficial as longer course

For time-crunched medical students, taking a two-hour introductory class on mindfulness may be just as beneficial for reducing stress and depression as taking an eight-week meditation course, a study finds.

Brain marker for angry dreams

Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults. The research could potentially inform efforts to understand the neural basis of the emotional content o…

Could ‘mirror neurons’ explain brain mechanisms of empathy?

When rats see other rats in pain, their brains activate the same group of nerve cells that become active when they themselves are in pain, research shows.

Low-intensity ultrasound can change decision-making process in the brain

Imagine working in your office while the sun is shining outside. Thinking about what you could be doing instead of working is an example of “counterfactual thinking.”

How does bereavement impact the immune system?

Losing a loved one increases the risk of mortality. A recent review investigates whether changes to the immune system might help explain this effect.