A team led by UNL's Maital Neta performed functional MRI scans of study participants as they completed 12 diverse tasks that included recognizing parts of speech and mentally rotating three-dimensional shapes to identify matching pairs. The team found that 41 brain regions showed substantial differences in activity following incorrect vs. correct answers.

UNL psychologist Ming Li studies the behavioral and biological mechanisms underlying maternal behavior. His aim is to better understand the psychological, environmental and biological factors involved in postpartum mental disorders. Findings could lead to better therapies for new moms struggling with depression and other behavioral problems.