Think you know what causes depression? Well unfortunately scientists don’t have the exact answer, surprised? That’s not the only problem, there is an ever growing concern that we live in […]
Altieri SC, Yang H, O'Brien HJ, Redwine HM, Senturk D, Hensler JG & Andrews AM (2014). Perinatal vs. Genetic Programming of Serotonin States Associated with Anxiety., Neuropsychopharmacology, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25523893
What happens when scientists publish papers that aren't meant to be taken seriously? Is ironic, satirical and joke science all in good fun, or can it be dangerous?
This is the question asked by Drexel University researchers Maryam Ronagh and Lawrence Souder in a new paper is called The Ethics of Ironic Science in Its Search for Spoof.
The British BMJ journal is known for an annual Christmas special issue filled with unusual articles. For example, two years ago they explored the questio
"The relationship between JH/HDCT [joint hypermobility / heritable disorders of connective tissue] and mental disorders merits further attention in order to improve current knowledge and clarify a possible common etiology."There is nothing in the desert and no man needs nothing.That was the conclusion reached in the paper by Carolina Baeza-Velasco and colleagues  looking at the possibility of some interesting connections, outside of just physical presentation, when it
Baeza-Velasco C, Pailhez G, Bulbena A & Baghdadli A (2014). Joint hypermobility and the heritable disorders of connective tissue: clinical and empirical evidence of links with psychiatry., General hospital psychiatry, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25459977
Thanks to the internet age we have lost touch with the fact that there is a human out there reading these words. Because of this, the golden rule –treat others […]
LOGEL, C., STINSON, D., GUNN, G., WOOD, J., HOLMES, J. & CAMERON, J. (2014). A little acceptance is good for your health: Interpersonal messages and weight change over time, Personal Relationships, 21 (4) 583-598. DOI: 10.1111/pere.12050
A regular theme here at Neuroskeptic is the worrying issue of head movement during brain scans. We've seen that motion can alter measures of functional and structural connectivity, and that common approaches to dealing with this problem may be inadequate.
Now a new study reveals that even measures of the gross structure of the brain can be biased by excessive motion: Head motion during MRI acquisition reduces gray matter volume and thickness estimates.
Harvard neurologists Martin Reuter
Reuter M, Tisdall MD, Qureshi A, Buckner RL, van der Kouwe AJ & Fischl B (2014). Head motion during MRI acquisition reduces gray matter volume and thickness estimates., NeuroImage, 107C 107-115. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25498430