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Sustained Brain Connection Duration Associated With Symptoms Of Autism

The symptoms of autism may result from sustained connections between regions of the brain, researchers at University of Utah Health report. “People with autism do not like unexpected stimuli, and it may be because brains are not as efficient at rapidly shifting between ideas or thoughts. We wondered if we could see how local circuits […]

Can Hallucinations Lead To Post-traumatic Growth?

Contemplate how a person’s life would be changed by starting to hear or see things others can’t. Now imagine it could offer something good. A research team from Hull University and associated NHS trusts in the UK suggest that, among the tumult, hallucinations can also offer opportunities for growth. Writing in the Journal of Psychology […]

How Schizophrenia Illuminates The Nature Of Pleasure

Schizophrenia is one of the most widely misunderstood of human maladies. The truth of the illness is far different from popular caricatures of a sufferer muttering incoherently or lashing out violently. People with schizophrenia are, in fact, not more likely to be violent than people without schizophrenia. About one per cent of the worldwide population […]

Neural Entrainment To Speech Influences How We Hear Words

Have you ever found yourself finishing someone else’s sentences, even though you don’t really know them that well? Fortunately, the ability to predict what someone is going to say next isn’t the preserve of turtle doves or those in long-term relationships. Our brain processes all kinds of information to estimate what’s going to come next, […]