Published Aug. 13, 2018 3:15 PM

University of California and University of Oslo researchers define the sensations associated with the emotion of ‘kama muta’.

Left you see participants’ visual representation of a women with moderate gender-related attitudes. To the right you see participants’ visual representation of a feminist woman. Illustrations: Alexander Gundersen and Jonas R Kunst/ University of Oslo.
Published June 19, 2018 11:08 AM

A new study shows that Norwegians perceive feminist women as masculine, while they picture feminist men as feminine.

Published May 3, 2018 2:36 PM

Damaging your body may be a way to control negative emotions. New research from UiO shows that young people also use self-harm to communicate and share difficult feelings, which they are unable to express in words.

Published Oct. 19, 2017 4:08 PM

Did you believe that young people feel like they are on top of the world? No, no, no, it’s the seniors who rules the roost.

Published July 7, 2017 11:37 AM

While the differences between rich and poor have never been higher across OECD-countries, new research suggests that increased inequality can lead to higher risk of violence, racism, and extremism.

Published Oct. 11, 2016 8:30 AM

The health authorities in Norway have not yet established a clinical follow-up program for children born to drug-addicted mothers. New research emphasizes that these children have a real need for it. 

Published Oct. 7, 2016 1:33 PM

We like eating meat more than the thought of eating animals. Scientists conclude that we choose not to really think about what we eat, because if we do we lose the appetite. 

Electric! Nina Chung Mathiesen (left) has tested tDCS and warns against daily use. James Roe is holding the tDCS-kit. Photo: Svein H. Milde
Published Apr. 20, 2016 2:58 PM

Electrical stimulation of the brain´s cells whilst solving challenging tasks can lead to mental overload.

Published Nov. 4, 2015 2:35 PM

Few visual impressions can be compared to humans’ interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty faces.

Published Sep. 22, 2015 1:12 PM

Instead of shifting the responsibility on to the refugees, we need to treat them as fellow citizens and include them in our everyday lives, according to researcher.

Published June 29, 2015 8:30 AM

The Oslo-based Research Group for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition has been named as a world-class research group. At the same time the group’s founders, Anders Fjell and Kristine Walhovd, have just received the Research Prize for 2015 awarded by the University of Oslo.

People with the serotonin gene variant have a higher risk than others for developing a depression, when faced with stressful life circumstances. Photo illustration: Colourbox
Published June 15, 2015 8:30 AM

People born with a particular gene variant have a greater risk of developing depressions, a recent study from the Department of Psychology shows.

Published Mar. 24, 2015 1:01 PM

A newborn infant can see its parents' expressions at a distance of 30 cm. For the first time researchers have managed to reconstruct infants visual perception of the world.

Published Nov. 21, 2014 8:35 AM

Just after the first pill has been swallowed, the human body starts to react. A new study at the University of Oslo can be the first step towards an individualized treatment of mental illnesses.

Published Sep. 30, 2014 9:45 AM

Smoking used to be cool. Today it is a pastime for kids with problems.

Published July 18, 2014 7:48 AM

Patients who have tried to commit suicide with medication, are prescribed more medication after the attempt, not less.

Published Mar. 24, 2014 9:00 AM

What makes a patient drop out from addiction treatment? It turns out scientists have been looking for the answer in the wrong place.

Published Oct. 2, 2013 4:28 PM

Positive expectations towards drinking alcohol in Malawi will in the end promote drinking itself, according to researcher.

Published Jan. 3, 2013 1:21 PM

A child`s birth weight can explain brain development later in life.

Published Oct. 10, 2012 9:15 AM

Why are some people more vulnerable to depression than others? The short variant of a gene combined with stressful life events is enough to trigger a depressive episode.

Published Apr. 17, 2012 4:03 PM

People tend to be less satisfied with a decision if they arrived at it after changing their minds – even if the outcome is the same.

Published Feb. 17, 2012 9:00 AM

In many European countries there are negative attitudes towards immigrants, which may be due to fear. Now a team of researchers have developed a tool to measure xenophobia.

Published Feb. 9, 2012 11:35 AM

Which of the figures below is brightest in the middle? Maybe when your brain plays tricks on you it isn’t a mistake, but rather a sort of improvement on reality.

Published Oct. 24, 2011 2:58 PM

The methadone maintenance treatment programme recommended by the health authorities in Norway is a high dose programme. Professor Lianne Woodward from New Zealand urges caution.