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Best friends forever? How the adolescent brain reacts to good friends

During adolescence, some young people have stable best-friend relationships, while others change best friends frequently. Development psychologist Lisa Schreuders has studied the brains of young adolescents: “It seems that friendships in your early years can have consequences for your friendships later in life.” Her article on the research, written together with Berna Güroğlu and other […]

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Tapping the brain to boost stroke rehabilitation

Stroke survivors who had ceased to benefit from conventional rehabilitation gained clinically significant arm movement and control by using an external robotic device powered by the patients’ own brains. The results of the clinical trial were described in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical. Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal, director of the Non-Invasive Brain Machine Interface Systems Laboratory at […]

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Exploring the role of prefrontal-amygdala brain circuits in social decision-making

In recent years, neuroscientists have been trying to understand the neural underpinnings of social behaviors and cognition. Studies on animal species, including primates and rodents, have identified a number of brain regions and neural circuits that may underpin social behaviors. Researchers at Yale University have been conducting extensive research investigating the roles of the medial […]