Psychology is the study of human mental functions, behavior and processes.
Researchers from King's College London have discovered a specific class of inhibitory neurons in the cerebral cortex which plays a key role in how the brain encodes spatial information. The findings are published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
Approximately every fourth working aged Finn experiences symptoms of burnout that include exhaustion, cynicism and reduced professional efficacy and often also difficulties in concentration and memory.
Older people tend to experience less sleep, due to taking frequent trips to the bathroom, and losing the ability to create deep restorative sleep compared with young adults.
Body weight plays a significant role in how much benefit children may get from consuming "good" fats, new research suggests.
As we grow old, our nights are frequently plagued by bouts of wakefulness, bathroom trips and other nuisances as we lose our ability to generate the deep, restorative slumber we enjoyed in youth.
Scientists at the University of York have discovered a potential link between eating Marmite and activity in the brain, through the apparent increase of a chemical messenger associated with healthy brain function.
In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Dr. Catherine Lord, director of the Center for Autism and the Developing Brain at NewYork-Presbyterian, Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Center in collaboration with New York Collaborates for Autism, a professor of psychology in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and a national authority on autism spectrum disorders (ASD), offers families guidance and tips for coping with a child's diagnosis.
According to a new study by the University of Warwick, newborns cry the most in Britain, Canada, Italy, and the Netherlands compared with the rest of the countries in the world. In a study on how much a baby cries in the first three months, psychologists have for the first time, created a universal chart for the normal amount of crying in babies during that period.
Girls with autism have relatively good social skills, which means that their autism is often not recognised. Autism manifests itself in girls differently from in boys. Psychologist Carolien Rieffe and colleagues from the Autism Centre and INTER-PSY report their findings in scientific journal Autism.
With celebrities like Halle Berry, Celine Dion and Janet Jackson dominating the headlines for having babies over the age of 40, Dr Christopher Barnes, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, discusses the impact of having a baby later in life.
Babies cry more in Britain, Canada and Italy, than the rest of the world -- according to new research by the University of Warwick.
The American Pain Society, www.americanpainsociety.org, today condemned the Trump Administration's proposed 19 percent cut in funding for the National Institutes of Health and warned that such a draconian budget reduction would devastate biomedical research in the United States unless Congress acted to prevent it.
Young people with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) have difficulties recognising and distinguishing between different facial expressions, according to research from one of the largest studies to look at emotion recognition in children and adolescents with ASC.
Having a cold is always an unpleasant experience, but, according to a study published by the American Psychological Association, feeling lonely can make cold symptoms seem even worse.
Suffering through a cold is annoying enough, but if you're lonely, you're likely to feel even worse, according to Rice University researchers.
Professor Dieter Wolke and Dr Kirsty Lee, in the Department of Psychology, discovered that teenagers who are involved in bullying in any way -- from bullies, to their victims, to those who both bully and get bullied -- are more likely to develop concerns about their eating and exercise behaviours, and become preoccupied with losing weight.
Rehabilitation is important for people with dementia as it is for people with physical disabilities, according to a leading dementia expert.
Depression affects more than 15 million American adults, or about 6.7 percent of the U.S. population, each year. It is the leading cause of disability for those between the ages of 15 and 44.
By measuring brainwaves, it is possible to predict what a child's reading level will be years in advance, according to research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
A consortium of psychologists and psychiatrists has developed a new, evidence-based alternative to the mental health field's long-established diagnostic tools for the classification, treatment, and research of mental disorders, according to a University at Buffalo psychologist who is one of the co-authors of a paper that explains the groundbreaking approach.