Only forty per cent of the notable increase in autism cases that has been registered during the past few decades is due to causes that are as yet unknown. The majority of the increase – a total of sixty per cent – can now be explained by two combined factors: changes in the diagnostic criteria and in the registration to the national health ...
Date Posted: November 7, 2014GO
A new study reveals the secret of how some fashion and beauty magazines continue to attract devoted audiences, even though they glamorize super-thin models that would seem to taunt normal-sized women.
The brain's plasticity and its adaptability to new situations do not function the way researchers previously thought, according to a new study. Earlier theories are based on laboratory animals, but now researchers have studied the human brain, and ...
University of Washington researchers have successfully replicated a direct brain-to-brain connection between pairs of people as part of a scientific study following the team's initial demonstration a year ago. In the newly published study, which ...
Empathy is among humanity’s defining characteristics. Understanding another person’s plight can inspire gentle emotions and encourage nurturing behaviors. Yet under certain circumstances, feelings of warmth, tenderness and sympathy can in fact ...
A new study adds evidence to the current thinking that individuals with obesity can successfully reduce cravings using distract tasks. For this study, researchers tested the effects of three, 30-second distraction techniques to reduce cravings for ...
Brain training is a hot topic. It’s a million-dollar business and its popularity is still increasing. We have been interested in increasing people’s intelligence since the study of intelligence, but computerized brain training is a relatively ...
Contrary to what most people believe, comfort food does not improve a low mood, a new study finds.
In the largest MRI study to date, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and Carnegie Mellon University have shown that the brain anatomy in MRI scans of people with autism above age six is mostly indistinguishable from that of ...
A new Canadian study shows that brief bouts of physical activity can improve behavior in the classroom for primary school students.
A new computer game is being test that researchers hope could hold the key to helping visually-impaired children lead independent lives. Developed by a team of neuroscientists and video game designers, the Eyelander game features exploding ...
A new initiative seeks to improve the assessment of cognitive development among people with an intellectual disability. Better methods to evaluate changes in status are critical for the development of new treatments and programs.
Few ideas from social science have burrowed their way into the public imagination like Dunbar's Number, the famous finding that we humans can't cope with a social circle much larger than 150 people. To accumulate 1,000 Facebook friends, Dunbar's ...
People are quick to change their moral values based on self interest and how much cash they are likely to receive, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
Conforming just to fit in is a trait unique to humans and often begins in early childhood, according to new research published in the journal Psychological Science. In fact, it is nonexistent in apes.
Daydreaming and mind-wandering can have positive effects on mental performance in the right circumstances, a new study finds.