Same genes, same environment, different personality: Is individuality unavoidable?

Same genes, same environment, different personality: Is individuality unavoidable? Genetically identical Amazon mollies raised individually and under identical environmental conditions, nevertheless develop different personality types. Additionally, increasing the opportunity for social interactions early in life appears to have no influence of the magnitude of personality variation. These results of a recent study shed a new…

Range of challenging meditation experiences

Range of challenging meditation experiences Though it has gained popularity in the West as medically and psychologically beneficial, meditation can produce a much wider variety of outcomes, not all of them calm and relaxing, according to a new study that analyzes meditation-related challenges. Range of challenging meditation experiences Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism

Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism Intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others, a recent study has demonstrated. This is an important first step for a potential pharmacological treatment of autism. Oxytocin administered to the nose increases emotion perception in autism Source: Science Daily Mind &…

Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism

Century-old drug as potential new approach to autism In a small, randomized Phase I/II clinical trial (SAT1), researchers say a 100-year-old drug called suramin, originally developed to treat African sleeping sickness, was safely administered to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), who subsequently displayed measurable, but transient, improvement in core symptoms of autism. Century-old drug…