New research led by Cornell University neuroscientist Nathan Spreng shows for the first time that engaging brain areas linked to so-called "off-task" mental activities (such as mind-wandering and reminiscing) can actually boost performance on some challenging mental tasks.
Date Posted: October 25, 2014
Categories: Aging & Geriatric IssuesGO
Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables can help improve mental health, an Australian study says.
Bereavement affects a person’s immune system, and the impact varies as we grow older, say researchers.
German neuroscientists have written a software program that they believe can calculate the risk for experiencing a major depression relapse.
Researchers found a 60 percent decrease in self-reported anxiety and loneliness symptoms among college students following animal-assisted therapy.
Scientists have found that people who have Seasonally Affected Disorder (SAD) show important differences in the way the neurotransmitter serotonin is regulated in the brain. Serotonin is thought to play a part in how our moods change.
A new study finds that even depressed people are optimistic about the future. However, researchers also discovered the positive outlook may not lead to better outcomes.
New research suggests a robust vocabulary may reduce mild cognitive impairment and lead to a lower risk of developing dementia.
Women are more likely to develop anxiety and depression after a heart attack than men, according to new research. “The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020 depression will be the second leading cause of disability and mortality in the ...
Will that be a pizza for you or will you go for a salad? Choosing what you eat is not simply a matter of taste, conclude scientists in a new study at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University ...
Researchers found people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar disorder are comfortable using a social media website like YouTube to provide and receive naturally occurring peer support.
A new study has found that eating breakfast, especially foods rich in protein, increases the levels of a brain chemical associated with feelings of reward, which can help reduce food cravings and overeating later in the day.
It’s well-known that when we’re in a good mood, our style of walking tends to reflect how we feel: we bounce along, shoulders back, swinging our arms in style. Sometimes, just from our gait, it’s more obvious to other people how we feel than ...
Toddlers who don’t feel guilty after bad behavior or who are less affectionate or less responsive to affection may be at risk for greater behavior problems by the time they enter first grade, according to a new study by the University of Michigan ...
Contrary to the common view of empathy as an emotion solely eliciting compassion and warmth, empathy can unexpectedly motivate aggression. The result comes from a new study which found that when feeling empathy towards someone in distress, people ...