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I won't have what he's having: The brain and socially motivated behavior
Monkeys devalue rewards when they anticipate that another monkey will get them instead. (2020-03-27)
Birds exposed to PCBs as nestlings show behavior changes as adults
According to a new study, Zebra Finches exposed to low levels of environmental PCBs as nestlings show changes in breeding behavior as adults. (2020-03-26)
Neither nature nor nurture: Behavioral individuality in fruit flies' neurodevelopmental origin
While some fruit flies wander, others prefer to walk the straight and narrow; the origin of these behavioral quirks in individual flies may be a product of random variation in how neural circuits are wired during brain development, a new study of fruit flies given 'lines to walk' finds. (2020-03-05)
Reducing problem behaviors for children with autism
Self-inflicted injury, aggression toward others and yelling are common problem behaviors associated with young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. (2020-03-04)
Manipulating atoms to make better superconductors
A new study by University of Illinois at Chicago researchers published in the journal Nature Communications shows that it is possible to manipulate individual atoms so that they begin working in a collective pattern that has the potential to become superconducting at higher temperatures. (2020-03-03)
Extra chromosomes in cancers can be good or bad
Extra copies of chromosomes are typical in cancerous tumor cells, but researchers taking a closer look find that some extra copies promote cancer growth while others actually inhibit cancer metastasis. (2020-02-24)
Social isolation during adolescence drives long-term disruptions in social behavior
Mount Sinai Researchers find social isolation during key developmental windows drives long term changes to activity patterns of neurons involved in initiating social approach in an animal model. (2020-02-21)
Energy choices can be contagious -- but why?
A growing body of research shows that the behavior of peers can significantly influence an individual's energy-related decisions, but why that occurs is less clear. (2020-02-05)
Praise, rather than punish, to see up to 30% greater focus in the classroom
To improve behavior in class, teachers should focus on praising children for good behavior, rather than telling them off for being disruptive, according to a new study published in Educational Psychology. (2020-01-29)
Weighing more than your twin at birth may predict better achievement at school
Research has shown that children who are born at a low birthweight are less likely to do well in school and more likely to live in lower-income neighborhoods as adults. (2020-01-28)
Voluntary limit-setting can keep intense online gamblers in check
A new study has shown that, among online gamblers, setting voluntary monetary limits can help players stay in control of their gambling and the most significant effects were seen among intense gamblers. (2020-01-15)
Egg trading between hermaphroditic fish: Why would you give when you can just take?
The sex life of hermaphroditic animals is determined by one fundamental question: Who assumes the female role and produces the costly eggs? (2020-01-14)
APS tip sheet: Spaghetti's impastable behavior
How noodles' mechanical properties control the way they soften. (2020-01-08)
Artificial intelligence as behavioral analyst
Computer algorithms disassemble prey capture behavior of zebrafish into its components. (2019-12-20)
Study finds flirting among coworkers can reduce stress
Casual flirting with colleagues at work is relatively harmless and can even be beneficial, according to the study led by Washington State University Assistant Professor Leah Sheppard. (2019-12-16)
Research reveals how muscles talk to the brain to regulate feeding behavior
A study from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital sheds light on the mechanisms governing feeding behavior in fruit flies and how skeletal muscle communicates energy needs to the brain. (2019-12-12)
Researchers find clue to preventing addiction relapse
A study published in Neuropsychopharmacology reported that relapse can be prevented by controlling cells in a brain region called the nucleus accumbens. (2019-12-02)
Is cyberbullying common among adults?
A new nationwide study examined the prevalence of negative behaviors that occur via digital communication, encompassing a broad definition of cyberbullying that includes both cyber-aggression and cyberbullying. (2019-11-25)
Algorithm for preventing 'undesirable behavior' works in gender fairness and health tests
A new framework for designing machine learning algorithms helps to prevent intelligent machines from exhibiting undesirable behavior, researchers report. (2019-11-21)
Non-volatile control of magnetic anisotropy through change of electric polarization
Researchers at Kanazawa University controlled the magnetic properties of a metal layer through the electrical polarization of a neighboring metal oxide layer. (2019-11-11)
How sweet it isn't: Diminished taste function affects cancer patients' food intake
In a review of 11 studies 'that psychophysically measured taste and smell function and assessed some aspect of food behavior,' a University of Massachusetts Amherst sensory scientist found a reduced taste function, particularly for sweet flavors, among people with cancer. (2019-11-06)
Lend me a flipper
Researchers at Kyoto University's Primate Research Institute, Kindai University, and Kagoshima City Aquarium investigated the cooperative abilities of dolphins. (2019-10-28)
What 26,000 books reveal when it comes to learning language
What can reading 26,000 books tell researchers about how language environment affects language behavior? (2019-10-25)
Deaf infants' gaze behavior more advanced than that of hearing infants
Deaf infants who have been exposed to American Sign Language are better at following an adult's gaze than their hearing peers, supporting the idea that social-cognitive development is sensitive to different kinds of life experiences. (2019-10-16)
Conclusions from a behavioral aging study on male and female F2 hybrid mice on age-related behavior
Due to strain-specific behavioral idiosyncrasies, inbred mouse strains are suboptimal research models for behavioral aging studies. (2019-10-11)
Low intelligence linked to suicide risk later in life
People with low scores on intelligence tests in adolescence run a higher risk of suicide and suicide attempt later in life. (2019-10-08)
Developmental psychology -- One good turn deserves another
Five-year-olds enforce reciprocal behavior in social interactions. A study by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich psychologists shows that children come to recognize reciprocity as a norm between the ages of 3 and 5. (2019-09-18)
For lemurs, sex role reversal may get its start in the womb
In lemur society, it's not males but the females who are in charge. (2019-09-16)
Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts
If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. (2019-09-16)
Sex for cooperation
To understand the origins of human sociality studying the social dynamics of our closest relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, is important. (2019-09-10)
Are there health consequences associated with not using a smartphone?
Many studies have examined the health effects of smartphone abuse, but a new study looks at the sociodemographic features and health indicators of people who have a smartphone but do not use it regularly. (2019-09-09)
Bad to the bone or just bad behavior?
A new study out of Columbia University suggests that the way we perceive others' bad behavior -- as either biological and innate or potentially changeable -- impacts our willingness to cut them some slack. (2019-09-06)
No genome signature predicts same-sex sexual behavior, GWAS study finds
According to a genome-wide association study involving more than 470,000 people, a person's genetic variants do not meaningfully predict whether they will engage in same-sex sexual behavior. (2019-08-29)
A unique conducting state under UV-irradiation
A highly conducting state has been found in a molecular crystal under UV-irradiation. (2019-08-29)
Adolescents' fun seeking predicts both risk taking and prosocial behavior
Research shows that risk-taking behaviors, such as binge drinking, may increase throughout adolescence. (2019-08-27)
Low levels of vitamin D in elementary school could spell trouble in adolescence
Vitamin D deficiency in middle childhood could result in aggressive behavior as well as anxious and depressive moods during adolescence, according to a new University of Michigan study of school children in Bogotá, Colombia. (2019-08-20)
Put a charge on it
The results, published in Nature Materials, make the US Department of Energy 150ºC challenge for emissions more attainable. (2019-08-05)
Study: Children born to older parents tend to have fewer behavior problems
A new Dutch study considered the behavior problems of children born to older parents. (2019-07-31)
Scientists find clue to 'maternal instinct'
Oxytocin is referred to as the love hormone and is important in the regulation of social and maternal behavior. (2019-07-25)
Is Instagram behavior motivated by a desire to belong?
Does a desire to belong and perceived social support drive a person's frequency of Instagram use? (2019-07-23)
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