New research demonstrates a link between swearing fluency and emotion

A new research paper explores how experiencing emotion impacts on people swearing. The findings show there is a direct connection between swearing and emotional arousal. Although this may seem obvious, this research confirms such a link objectively. The findings cast new light on opinions around whether swearing may be considered to be a socially acceptable […]

Few transgender teens opt for fertility preservation

“More research needs to be done to understand parenthood goals and barriers to fertility-preservation utilization specific to this transgender population,” said lead author Dr. Leena Nahata, of Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus. Most research to date on fertility preservation has focused on young patients undergoing cancer treatment, […]

Traffic light in the brain

New insights into the roles of different subareas in the prefrontal cortex have been uncovered by researchers. Whether the brain responds to an external stimulus or not depends significantly on the balance between areas of excitation and inhibition in the prefrontal cortex (PFC). Synaptic connections in the front of the cerebral cortex enable the brain […]