Psychology

UC Davis reading study

UC Davis scientists get a new look into how we read

Researchers discover a way to observe brain activity during natural reading, expanding our ability to understand language.

UC Riverside Immortality Project

Flitting through eternity

UC Riverside provides some new insight into the physical basis of near-death experiences.

UC Irvine mind games

Mind games: Why April Fools' Day works

A UC Irvine cognitive scientist exposes the ultimate trickster: your brain.

UCSF dementia depression

Study suggests ‘emotional health’ implicated in dementia

Risk may be almost doubled by escalating depression in the elderly, according to UC San Francisco research.

UC steps up efforts to address student mental health

UC is hiring 85 clinicians to increase access to student mental health services.

NCAA march madness

The science behind our love for March Madness

What makes us so passionate about sports? A UCLA professor explains.

UCSF mindfulness study

Mindful eating, meditation may lead to better metabolic health

UC San Francisco study shows mindfulness training may boost other benefits of weight-loss program.

UCLA donation jar

Your brain might be hard-wired for altruism

UCLA neuroscience research suggests an avenue for treating the empathically challenged.

Mental health exercise

This is your brain on exercise

UC Davis researchers find that vigorous exercise boosts critical neurotransmitters and may help restore mental health.

Depression chemicals UC Davis study

Chemical discovered at UC Davis may be new tool for depression therapy

Pretreatment with soluble epoxide hydrolase inhibitor found to prevent the onset of depressionlike behaviors in mice.

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