Stress Can Lead to Risky Decisions

Stress Can Lead to Risky Decisions

Summary: Researchers report chronic stress can influence how we make decisions. In a new study, mice who were affected by chronic stress were more likely to make more risky decisions with higher payoff options than those who were less...
Gut Bacteria May Predict PTSD Risk

Gut Bacteria May Predict PTSD Risk

Summary: People with PTSD had lower levels of three different gut bacteria than individuals who experienced trauma but didn’t develop the disorder, a new study reports. Source: Stellenbosch University. The bacteria in your gut could hold clues to whether or...
Less Stress, More Social Competence

Less Stress, More Social Competence

Summary: Mindfulness and meditation can affect brain plasticity, resulting in the ability for adults to acquire new social skills, researchers report. Source: Max Planck Institute. The human brain is able to change and adapt to new conditions throughout life....