Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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R. Douglas Fields Ph.D.
A new study suggests that the reasons why music makes us feel like crying reveal something about our personalities.
An intriguing link has been identified between unconventional sexual behavior and a common parasite, which is acquired from cats.
After sampling only 10 minutes of brainwave patterns while Internet gamers sat doing nothing, researchers can see differences in their functional brain connectivity.
A new study of 1,024 mammal species has determined which animals are the most vicious killers of their own kind. For the answer, just look in the mirror.
The facts do not support the Washington Post argument that stricter gun control will lower U.S. suicide rates 20-38 percent.
The “T” trigger in the LIFEMORTS mnemonic of the nine neural circuits of rage in the human brain accounts for the momentous decision of the United Kingdom to exit the EU.
A leading cause of death throughout the prime of life is not disease. It is violence.
Continued cannabis use increases odds for subsequent commission of violent crimes by 7 fold, similar to the increased risk of lung cancer from smoking cigarettes for 40 years.
The mass sexual assaults in Cologne illuminate a dark side of human nature—how sex and violence are interlinked in the human brain.
What we are seeing play out on the national stage during the government shutdown is the neuroscience of herding behavior.
The number years of schooling a person completed in their youth can be seen by lasting changes in their brain structure and function, which also prevent cognitive decline in aging.
What is the role of genetics and parenting on forming interpersonal relationships as adults?
Low-T and sex drive? Where's the evidence to back the commercial claims? New studies question the widely held belief that testosterone levels are related to sex.
One hangover a year doubles the risk of brain stroke according to new study.
Forget about anxiety-reducing drugs. Relief from fear is at your fingertips—tickling.
Simple method to boost brain power—eat breakfast
If you carry a gene for a serious genetic disorder would you want to know? How would such knowledge affect your life?
New study finds that “smarts” is not the most important factor in getting good grades: personality is.
How our brain constantly monitors our surroundings automatically and acts to prevent collision.
Two measurements of a man's hand can predict how aggressive and domineering he will be.
Study finds analytic thinking promotes religious disbelief.
You no doubt know that it eats holes in your nose and can cause heart attacks, but the latest research reports that cocaine abuse also shrinks the brain.
Researchers have discovered how to keep mice slim, trim, and energetic while gorging on a fatty diet. Brain cells called glia are the answer.
Ethnic and religious diversity in a society undermines cooperation. Can forced integration of schools help?
Intelligence is in part inherited. New study seeks to identify the smart gene.
If envy is so bad, why does it persist in human behavior?
Wiring up the male and female brain
Why do we put these things in our food?
Mental illnesses can be life threatening, but which one has the highest mortality rate?
R. Douglas Fields, Ph.D., teaches at the University of Maryland, College Park and is the author of the book Why We Snap.