What Social Distancing Does to a Brain
Have you recently wondered how social-distancing and self-isolation may be affecting your brain? An international research team led by Erin Schuman from the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research discovered a brain molecule that functions as a “thermometer” for the presence of others in an animal’s environment. Zebrafish “feel” the presence of others via mechanosensation and water movements – which turns the brain hormone on.
A New View of How the Brain Decides to Make an Effort
New research gives the first detailed view of ventral striatum activity during three phases of effort-based decision-making -- the anticipation of initiating an effort, the actual execution of the effort and the reward, or outcome, of the effort.
A Modified Game of ‘Chicken’ Reveals What Happens in the Brain During Decision-Making
Study Explains Link Between Birth Order and Creative Careers
In a new study that could turn what we know about birth order upside down, a University of Houston researcher has found that the role of birth order on career types, occupational creativity, and status attainment might have been overestimated in previous research.