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.

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Your brain might be hard-wired for altruism

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

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This is your brain on exercise

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

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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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'Hey Siri, I’m depressed': Can smartphones answer the call for help?

A new UC San Francisco study analyzes personal voice assistant responses to health questions.

UC Santa Barbara empathy study

Caring, not just understanding, makes for a responsive partner

Pyschologists at UC Santa Barbara find that cognitive empathy alone is not enough when it comes to providing support in relationships.

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Scientists tap the smarts of mice, capture problem-solving in action

UC Berkeley researchers provide the first live images of how learning rewires the brain.

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Bromances may be good for men’s health

UC Berkeley study of rats shows that stress can bring males together, findings that also have implications for post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Do we have free will?

A study by UC Santa Barbara psychologists explores how a compromised belief in free will corrupts intuitive cooperation.

UC Santa Barbara shame study

For shame: the science behind the social programming

Research by UC Santa Barbara scientists demonstrates that shame evolved as a mechanism for protecting social relationships.