New brain imaging research shows that when we expect something to hurt, it does, even if the stimulus isn’t so painful. (read more)
Research finds that the possible origins of tactile fact-checking, in everyday life or in compulsive disorders, comes from the specific kind of reassurance that touch gives. (read more)
Sleep is known to allow animals to re-energise and consolidate memories. Now, scientists have identified a pair of genes that regulate how much REM and non-REM sleep an animal experiences.