Psychology researcher finds significant brain processing differences in people who are lonely people vs not lonely.
Neuroscientists know that pregnant mothers’ brains change in ways that appear to help with caring for a baby. Now researchers have identified changes in new fathers’ brains, too.
Scientists using laboratory models find that eating FDA-approved levels of saccharin, Ace-K and stevia early in life may result in several changes to the body, including brain regions involved in memory.
Evolutionary biologist David Raichlen of USC Dornsife talks about how our brains developed when we began moving long distances and the “runner’s high.” [2¾ min read]
Researchers studying a protein that is strongly linked to the psychiatric disorder are the first to determine the protein’s function, tracing it to a structure in the hippocampus called the dentate gyrus. [3½ min read]
The study by a team of researchers at USC Dornsife, UCLA and the University of Georgia, Athens, finds a direct connection between particular bacteria in the gut and impaired brain function. [3½ min read]
The findings provide a clear path to uncovering new drugs to control addiction, pain and neurological disorders such as epilepsy and muscle spasticity. [2¾ min read]
For teenagers, exposure to more community violence means changes to the physical structure of their brains, writes Darby Saxbe in "The Conversation."
The Healthy Minds Research Volunteer Corps at USC enlists potential research study participants of varying racial and socioeconomic backgrounds from across the greater Los Angeles area.