Conflicts can stem from misreading motivations

A new study suggests intractable conflicts are often the result of misunderstanding what is motivating each side. Researchers believe the setting, be it politics in the United States or violent conflict in the Mideast, can be corrected by a better ...

Nov 10

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The age at which people are least happy with their lives

Life satisfaction dips in middle age, after which it starts going up again beyond the age of 54, a new study of worldwide well-being finds.

Nov 10

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Is thinking outside the box the wrong approach?

New research evaluates the two approaches towards creativity. That is, is it better to “think outside the box,” using unrelated concepts to get the creative juices flowing, or to build on something more closely related to the problem one is ...

Nov 10

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Neuroscientists create images of Ghostly Aberration in subjects

Ghosts exist only in the mind, and scientists know just where to find them, an EPFL study suggests. Patients suffering from neurological or psychiatric conditions have often reported feeling a strange "presence". Now, EPFL researchers in Switzerland ...

Nov 8

Categories: Schizophrenia

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Let the Body Rest, for the Sake of the Brain

We take it for granted, but most people have to wake up for work (or school or other morning obligations) long before they want to. Sleeping in is treated as a cherished luxury - it's somehow become normal that people wake up still exhausted, and ...

Nov 8

Categories: Sleep Disorders, Stress Management

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Altered diagnosis has led to growth in autism

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 ...

Nov 7

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Why women buy magazines that promote impossible body images

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.

Nov 7

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New knowledge about human brain's plasticity

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 ...

Nov 7

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Direct brain interface between humans

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 ...

Nov 6

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Can love make us mean?

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 ...

Nov 6

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Thinking about the long-term impact of your food choices may help ...

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 ...

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Does brain training actually work?

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 ...

Nov 5

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The unexpected effect of comfort food on bad moods

Contrary to what most people believe, comfort food does not improve a low mood, a new study finds.

Nov 5

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Brain anatomy differences between autistic, typically developing ...

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 ...

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Short and fun exercise sessions improve class behaviour

A new Canadian study shows that brief bouts of physical activity can improve behavior in the classroom for primary school students.

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