Thick cortex could be key in Down syndrome

The thickness of the brain's cerebral cortex could be a key to unlocking answers about intellectual development in youth with Down syndrome. It could also provide new insights to why individuals with this genetic neurodevelopmental disorder are ...

Jun 23

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The Benefits of Watching Cute Cat Videos Online

Watching cute videos of cats online can boost energy and positive emotions, a new study finds. Not only that, but they can decrease negative emotions like sadness, annoyance and anxiety.

Jun 22

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Why We Love Cats: What Felines Can Teach Us About Affection

When someone who you like gives a hug or tenders affection, experiment with letting it in. Be a cat. Get out of your head and be mindfully present with how it feels in your body to receive affection from a loved one. Whether from a cat or human, ...

Jun 18

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Eye's motion detection sensors identified

Studying mice, scientists have identified a neural circuit in the retina that carries signals enabling the eye to detect movement. The finding could help in efforts to build artificial retinas for people who have suffered vision loss.

Jun 18

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Personality Test: How Open To Experience Are You?

How open you are to new experiences?

Jun 13

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Your handwriting speaks a lot about you

What can you learn from a single page of writing? Learn fun facts about yourself or your friends.

Jun 13

Categories: Other, Personality problems

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News presented by the media may influence racial bias

A recent University of Houston (UH) study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias towards social groups. Temple Northup, assistant professor at UH's Jack J. Valenti School of Communication, studied the influence ...

Jun 9

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The Connections Between Smell and Memories that Drive Product ...

When the scent of a fragrant product triggers a fond memory that a customer holds, it is more likely to be a hit. So says Rachel Herz of Brown University, and Haruko Sugiyama and colleagues at the Kao Corporation in Japan and the US, who conducted a ...

Jun 5

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Is it nature or nurture?

The study of twins allow us to determine whether it was genetics or environment that explains the psychological differences between individuals. However, this new study finds that the effect for genetics to environment is about 1:1 for personality, ...

May 23

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What we do not remember?

There are lots of article on human memory, however we do not remember certain memories or events. It is puzzling and interesting on why we forget things as well. Having an accident when you were young before 3, you might recall that, but not the ...

May 16

Categories: Other, Sleep Disorders

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Is it social pressure or human nature that we conform?

We copy other’s action, we copy other’s words, … Is this all in human nature? Solomon Asch propose that we conform to the norm and deny evidence of our own senses.

May 8

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Is the message - that we're all prone to stereotyping others - ...

The deleterious effects of stereotyping on individual and group outcomes have prompted a search for solutions. One approach has been to increase awareness of the prevalence of stereotyping in the hope of motivating individuals to resist natural ...

May 7

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That infection song? You are having earworms.

Earworms are songs that does not seem to stop replaying in your mind. That new pop hit that you heard at the supermarket? Or the hum that your friend was singing? New study find that this can be countered by chewing gum.

May 2

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How are burglars different and good at what they do?

This is a particular interesting topic as it could help us to safeguard our belongings and properties against the threat of theft. Maybe, this is how detective spots the signature trail of a “skilled” robber.

Apr 24

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The Weirdest Way People Communicate Their Happiness

One more reason why happiness is contagious

Apr 20

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