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Neuroscience of Autism

Getting an MRI can spark anxiety, especially for children with autism. Learn how BYU researchers made them comfortable with the process.

Feeling lonely? How to stop social media from making you feel isolated

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.

BYU researchers look to acupuncture for treating addiction

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.

BYU study: Why people with insomnia don't know they're asleep

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.

Neuroscience contest mixes science, art, religion

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.

Running helps the brain counteract negative effect of stress, study finds

Exercise protects vital memory and learning functions

BYU neuroscientists identify how brain cells in adolescent mice are modified by marijuana

A newly published study by BYU researchers details how marijuana affects an adolescent brain's reward center, at the cellular level.



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