Happy spouse, happy house

New study finds focus on spouse an indicator of strong, healthy relationship. Image Credit:Flickr/Thomas Hawk Achieving marital quality could seem daunting, even impossible to any couple, let alone a couple in which one of the partners is dealing with a … Continue reading

The making of music

Music is a tricky topic for evolutionary science: it turns up in many cultures around the world in many different contexts, but no one knows why humans are the only musical species. Image credit: Flickr/brian.abeling Study proposes new theory for … Continue reading

Traffic light in the brain

A photograph of a rat exploring a traffic light illustrating artistically the balance of motor inhibition (red light), preparation (yellow light), and execution (green light). Photo: Michael Veit Whether the brain responds to an external stimulus or not depends significantly … Continue reading

Curb your immune enthusiasm

Salk Institute researchers discovered that inhibiting a protein called phospholipid scramblase 1 (PLSCR1) controls the infected cell’s antiviral response and provides long-term protection from immune attack and excessive inflammation. Salk Institute researchers discovered that inhibiting the protein PLSCR1 controls the … Continue reading

Mandarin makes you more musical?

Image Credit: Flickr/Jesse Kruger Mandarin makes you more musical – and at a much earlier age than previously thought. That’s the suggestion of a new study from the University of California San Diego. But hold on there, overachiever parents, don’t’ … Continue reading

Multiregional brain on a chip

Image of the in vitro model showing three distinct regions of the brain connected by axons. Credit: Disease Biophysics Group/Harvard University Model allows researchers to study how diseases like schizophrenia impact different regions of the brain simultaneously Harvard University researchers … Continue reading