People in most cultures view women with small feet as attractive. Like smooth skin or an hourglass figure, petite feet signal a potential mate's youth and fertility. Because they signal reproductive potential, a preference for mates with these qualities may have evolved in the brains of our Pleistocene ancestors and are viewed by evolutionary ...
Date Posted: May 31, 2013
Categories: Mental Health in AsiaGO
People will lie about their sexual behavior to match cultural expectations about how men or women should act - even though they wouldn't distort other gender-related behaviors, new research suggests. When it came to sex, men wanted to be seen as ...
Forget spreadsheets, swot analysis and risk management; the latest topic on the business school agenda is happiness. “Meaning” is the term used by Lee Newman, dean of innovation and behaviour at IE Business School in Spain. At the Stephen M. ...
Categories: Happiness, Workplace IssuesGO
What truly inspires individuals to perform at their very best? When it comes to motivating others and ourselves, it turns out offering rewards in defined categories, even when they are largely meaningless, can heighten motivation. According to ...
Categories: Workplace IssuesGO
Have you experienced seeing a painting or a play that has left you with no feelings whatsoever, whilst a friend thought it was beautiful and meaningful? Experts have argued for years about the feasibility of researching art appreciation, and what ...
Why we yawn at all isn’t entirely clear. Some say it helps keep us awake, others say it has a role in group communication – a way of telling others without language when you’re ready to sleep. Another more recent suggestion is that perhaps ...
UCLA researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as ...
To illustrate the anchoring effect, let's say I ask you how old Mahatma Gandhi was when he died. For half of you I'll preface the question by saying: "Did he die before or after the age of 9?" For the other half I'll say: "Did he die before or ...
Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Here, Rebecca Saxe shares fascinating lab work that uncovers how the brain thinks about other peoples' thoughts -- and judges their actions.
There have been previous media rumblings (and blog) about ketamine through the years, so I’m rather curious as to why the article came out now (maybe there’s another new paper out? I didn’t see any referenced and couldn’t find anything). To ...
It's a difficult, yet brave and courageous moment when someone makes the decision to pursue mental health therapy. More difficult than the decision to go to therapy is the decision of who to choose as a therapist. So, how does someone find a good ...
New research presented today shows that formation of new neurons in the hippocampus - a brain region known for its importance in learning and remembering - could cause forgetting of old memories by causing a reorganization of existing brain ...
Categories: Cognitive Problems Amnesia / DementiaGO
People develop addictions to shield themselves from intolerably painful feelings. An addiction always creates harmful, often ignored consequences. Only when the addiction becomes unmanageable will people do something about it. Love addicts spend ...
Categories: Addictions, Love addictionGO
Scientists at Newcastle University have shed new light on how the brain tunes in to relevant information. Publishing in Neuron, the team reveal the interplay of brain chemicals which help us pay attention in work funded by the Wellcome Trust and ...
Categories: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Inattention, ...GO
Many studies have confirmed the link between childhood sexual abuse and substance-related problems in adulthood. But a new investigation finds that being raped or molested at a young age also makes young girls far more likely to start drinking or ...
Categories: Addictions, Drug Addiction, Sexual AbuseGO
Researchers from the Bergen fMRI Group at the University of Bergen (UiB) are working on how to help schizophrenics, who hear voices. The way they do this is by studying people who also hear voices, but who do not suffer from a mental illness. For a ...