Clinical studies of adolescents suffering from depression have shown an interesting connection between early life stress and the immune system.
In the middle of the human brain there is a tiny structure shaped like an elongated donut that plays a crucial role in managing how the body functions.
This fall, Northeastern University welcomes a new student organization – a chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience.
If a war scene, horror flick, or some other negative image appears on the television, older adults will tend to avert their eyes.
Lauren Byrnes and Hollis Thomann have received Fulbright Scholarships for 2013–2014.
Ever since a high school trip to Zambia to repair dormitories, Danielle Fontaine has been searching for a chance to return to Africa.
Humans favor speech as the primary means of linguistic communication. Spoken languages are so common many think language and speech are one and the same. But the prevalence of sign languages suggests otherwise. Not only can Deaf communities generate language using manual gestures, but their languages share some of their design and neural mechanisms with spoken languages. New research by Northeastern University’s Prof. Iris Berent further underscores the flexibility of human language and its robustness across both spoken and signed channels of communication.
Many species on the planet employ a unique form of communication.
Scientists have mostly focused on the benefits of meditation for the brain and the body, but a recent study by Northeastern University’s David DeSteno, published in Psychological Science, takes a look at what impacts meditation has on interpersonal harmony and compassion. Several religious traditions have suggested that mediation does just that, but there has been no scientific proof—until now.