Research on autism has struggled to find a central theory underlying brain changes associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Now, a new study shows that individuals with the disorder exhibit different patterns of brain connectivity, when compared to typically developing individuals and that these patterns adjust as the individual ages. According to corresponding author of… Read more

Listening is the other half – perhaps the better half – of all communication. Unfortunately, most people rarely receive any formal training for how to do it properly. “Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to… Read more

We were all taught to say it in the playground and everyone learnt later to always say it to our spouses but it seems people with particular personality traits are more willing to actually apologise when they transgress. A Western Australian-led study found people who are honest and humble and conscientious are more likely to… Read more

A group of leading biologists earlier this month called for a halt to the use of a powerful new gene editing technique on humans. Known by the acronym CRISPR, the method allows precise editing of genes for targeted traits, which can be passed down to future generations. With this explainer, we’ll look at where this… Read more

In a new study, researchers from Warwick Medical School analyzed socioeconomic factors related to high mental wellbeing, such as level of education and personal finances. According to the results, getting a good education may not improve your life chances of happiness. Low educational attainment has been strongly associated with mental illness but the research team… Read more