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Pupil Response to an Optical Illusion Tied to Autistic Traits
Abby Olena | Mar 13, 2018
People whose pupils change more dramatically during a visual perception task tend to score higher on a self-reported scale of autistic traits.
John Cacioppo, a Founder of Social Neuroscience, Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 7, 2018
The University of Chicago psychology professor made fundamental contributions to understanding the neural mechanisms of social experiences.
Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 8, 2018
Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression.
Secret Eugenics Conference Uncovered at University College London
Jim Daley | Jan 11, 2018
The university says it is launching an investigation into the meeting, which was held by one of its senior lecturers.
Study: Facial Cues Indicate Sickness
Diana Kwon | Jan 3, 2018
Pale skin and hanging eyelids are tell-tale signs of apparent illness.
Study: Autism Linked with Different Reactions to Chemical Signals
Shawna Williams | Nov 27, 2017
Responses to compounds in human sweat may help explain why people with autism spectrum disorder tend to struggle with social cues.
Three Dartmouth Scientists Being Investigated for Sexual Misconduct
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2017
The professors, all faculty members in the college’s department of psychology and brain sciences, have been placed on paid leave.
Mars Simulation Concludes
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 18, 2017
Researchers in a psychology experiment emerge from eight months of isolation in a dome atop a Hawaiian mountaintop.
Infographic: The Rubber-Hand Illusion
Roman Liepelt and Jack Brooks | Apr 30, 2017
Simultaneous stroking of one's real hand and a fake limb can lead that person to embody the fake on as their own.
Mice Display Human-Like Sense of Body Awareness
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 27, 2016
Mice can be tricked into thinking rubber tails belong to them, indicating they perceive body ownership similar to the way humans do.