Social isolation has been linked to poorer physical and mental health, but scientists are finally starting to understand its neurological impact.
Neuroscientists are finding that deep-learning networks, often criticized as “black boxes,” can be good models for the organization of living brains.
People tend to focus on whether an experience ends on an up note or a sour one, even if it leads us to make bad decisions. A new study examines why.
Researchers showed that a saline spray “treatment” reduced people’s emotional distress, even though the study subjects knew the spray wouldn’t do anything.