Depression is one of the most common mental disorders in adolescence and is found in children as young as kindergarten age. Unfortunately, the disorder often lasts into adulthood, but an NTNU study gives cause for optimism.
Many people have been robbed of a very basic need during the pandemic: physical contact. Human touch triggers hormones like serotonin, dopamine and oxytocin. Hormones that make us feel good flourish when we touch each other.
Scientists find remarkable similarities in the olfactory pathways of such diverse creatures as humans and insects.
As you walk around the city, nature “pops up” in unexpected places. Like a “lung tree” – a tree that breathes. The Nature in Your Face research project wants to use art to create engagement.
For generations, children have played blind man’s bluff, hide-and-seek, hopscotch and climbed trees. But in the “olden days,” free play could more often end in injury and death.
Much more research has been done on eating problems in girls than in boys. There are major differences between the genders when it comes to symptoms and bodies, and the same technique is not as suited to detecting problems in boys, says NTNU researcher Farzaneh Saeedzadeh Sardahaee.
People’s mood on Twitter varies according to more or less fixed patterns. Guess when we’re happiest.
Dopamine is often called the “happy” or “feel-good” hormone. It can help explain both autistic behaviours and men’s need for passion in order to succeed.
Robots are becoming more and more omnipresent in our lives, even though we may not notice. New research shows that when a boxy motorized hospital robot can talk, people find it funny and engaging. And that may help people be more willing to accept new technologies, like robots, in their everyday lives.
Women and men are often jealous for completely different reasons. This gender difference occurs so early that it surprised the researchers.
A lot of young people struggle with depression, a fact that is especially true for girls. But youth who are physically active are less vulnerable.
Two effective treatment methods for generalized anxiety disorders also reduces the neuroticism personality trait.
Quite a lot of people have modified their exercise habits during the pandemic, but that didn’t affect sleep quality for active people.
Have you passed your supposed prime and feel like it takes more to get fired up? The good news is you’re far from alone. And you can do something about it.
A sizable research consortium coordinated by NTNU and St. Olavs Hospital will analyse large amounts of MRI exam data from around the world. The data will help researchers gain important new understanding about brain injuries in people who have had trauma to the head. The goal is to improve patient health care.
The larvae of cotton bollworm attack our food. But the adults pollinate plants. So how can we stop them from destroying crops without using poison? Researchers in Trondheim are on the case.
Children who show signs of addiction-like gaming are not more susceptible to mental health problems than their non-gaming peers. Some even experience less anxiety than others.
Men and women react differently to different types of infidelity. But new findings about how we forgive cheating by our partners surprised researchers.
Do you hesitate to speak up when you disagree with the rest of the group? Are the others not saying anything either? Then you’re probably not maximizing your collaboration. But you can learn how to disagree more effectively.
Before treatment, 85 per cent of the men in the study beat, kicked or shook their girlfriend. After treatment, most of them had stopped being violent.
Men and women choose partners according to different criteria. These are the same almost all over the world and have remained unchanged in the last 30 years, according to a new survey of 14 000 people.
Sleep deprivation makes us feel less happy, active, attentive and purposeful, according to a new sleep study from NTNU.
COVID-19 has created an extra workload for people in socially critical professions. How does this added strain affect them and how do they handle it?