Psychology & Psychiatry

Study helps explain why motivation to learn declines with age

As people age, they often lose their motivation to learn new things or engage in everyday activities. In a study of mice, MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain circuit that is critical for maintaining this kind ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Is election stress disorder real?

Heading into a contentious national election with an ongoing pandemic and racial unrest, many people are experiencing tension and stress.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Empathy may be in the eye of the beholder

Empathy is talked about a lot these days. Against the backdrop of a global pandemic and a divisive political climate in the United States, calls for empathy have become louder and more urgent. We encourage empathy for those ...