First Evidence To Show Elephants, Like Humans, Apes And Dolphins, Recognize Themselves In Mirror

Elephants have joined a small, elite group of species-including humans, great apes and dolphins-that have the ability to recognize themselves in the mirror

Brain Structure May Play Role in Children's Ability To Learn To Read

Brain structure and hand preference may be as important as environment in influencing a child's ability to learn to read, according to a study.

Stress And Alcohol Cues Appear To Target The Brain Differently To Produce Craving

New findings indicate that stress and cues work on the brain differently to influence craving, perhaps producing an additive effect

Synthetic Hormone Used In Contraceptives And HRT Produces Negative Effects In Monkey Studies

Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) increases aggression and anxiety and reduces sexual activity in female monkeys..

A Link Is Found Between Morphine Addiction And The Tendency To Explore

A team of researchers from the UAB has found experimental evidence in rats showing a link between addiction to morphine and the tendency to explore perseveringly.

Yerkes Researchers Discover Basis For Determining Handedness In Chimpanzees

Handedness is shown to be associated with the KNOB, the area of the brain known for controlling hand movements in primates and, now, for determining handedness in chimpanzees...

Why Some People React Aggressively Without Provocation While Others Don't

Specific personality variables, such as anger or irritability predict the tendency to either engage in aggressive behavior willingly or to engage in aggressive behavior when provoked...