Change By The Bundle: Study Shows People Are Capable Of Multiple, Simultaneous Life Changes
A study by UCSB researchers shows people are capable of multiple, simultaneous life changes. In the study, 31 college students were recruited for an intensive lifestyle change program; 15 participated...
How To Make Graphene
Since its discovery a decade ago, scientists and tech gurus have hailed graphene as the wonder material that could replace silicon in electronics, increase the efficiency of batteries, the durability ...
Designing A Pop-Up Future
Various shapes made from Miura-ori pattern (Image courtesy of Mahadevan Lab) What if you could make any object out of a flat sheet of paper? Mahadevan and his team have characterized a fundamental ori...
Interventions May Temporarily Raise Kids' IQs, But There Is Fadeout Over Time
The winner of a decades-old debate about what scientists call the fadeout effect — one of the most persistent research mysteries in intelligence and psychological development — may finally have been d...
DNA Repair Protein BRCA1 Implicated in Cognitive Function And Dementia
Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have shown for the first time that the protein BRCA1 is required for normal learning and memory and is depleted by Alzheimer’s disease. BRCA1 is a key protein...
Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Unexpected Anti-Aging Effects
A team of researchers has tested an experimental drug on rapidly aging mice, with the treatment designed to combat aspects of aging closely associated with Alzheimer's. The results were very positive,...
What Makes A Leader? Clues From The Animal Kingdom
As the American media continues to buzz over who is more or less likely to secure the Republican and Democratic nominations for US President, researchers in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution r...
Being Moody May Help Us Adapt To Change
It's long been known that mood biases our judgments and perceptions, but this effect has usually been regarded as irrational or disadvantageous. A new theory published Nov. 3 in Trends in Cognitive Sc...
How The Brain Controls Sleep
Sleep is usually considered an all-or-nothing state: The brain is either entirely awake or entirely asleep. However, MIT neuroscientists have discovered a brain circuit that can trigger small regions ...
How The Brain Recognizes Objects
Neuroscientists find evidence that the brain’s inferotemporal cortex can identify objects. When the eyes are open, visual information flows from the retina through the optic nerve and into the brain, ...
Neuroscience Backs Up The Buddhist Belief  That “The Self” Isn’t Constant, But Ever-Changing
While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today. Buddhists, though, suggest that this is ju...
The 12 cognitive biases that prevent you from being rational
The human brain is capable of 1016 processes per second, which makes it far more powerful than any computer currently in existence. But that doesn't mean our brains don't have major limitations. The l...
Inadequate Hydration Can Lead To Impaired Cognitive, Emotional Function
More than half of all U.S. children and adolescents don't drink enough water | Drinking enough water is essential for physiological processes such as circulation, metabolism, temperature regulation, a...
How Stress Can Tweak The Brain To Sabotage Self-Control
A challenging morning meeting or an interaction with an upset client at work may affect whether we go for that extra chocolate bar at lunch. In a study appearing Aug. 5 in Neuron, researchers placed h...
Babies' Brains Show That Social Skills Linked To Second Language Learning
Babies learn language best by interacting with people rather than passively through a video or audio recording. But it's been unclear what aspects of social interactions make them so important for lea...
Type 2 Diabetes Has A Not-So-Sweet News For Your Brain
Diabetes has long been considered as one of the main causes of blindness in people, but according to new research conducted by the Harvard Medical School, the disease could be linked to a decline in m...
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