Social isolation now influences a significant portion of the U.S. adult population and there is evidence the prevalence rates are increasing, Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, testified before the U.S. Senate Aging Committee last year. "We are facing a loneliness epidemic," she noted.
Research led by BYU psychology professor Scott Steffensen is showing that acupuncture can have a very real impact at the neurological level, better helping those recovering from addiction.
A recent study by BYU psychology professor Daniel Kay suggests a dysfunction in the inhibition process could be what causes those with insomnia to have a hard time fully falling asleep.
BYU neuroscience students recently used their artistic abilities to express their views on their field while competing in a contest to decorate the center's recently remodeled walls.
Exercise protects vital memory and learning functions
A newly published study by BYU researchers details how marijuana affects an adolescent brain's reward center, at the cellular level.