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Up Your Online Dating Game With Evidence-Based Strategies

Hinzugefügt: 14. Februar 2015

Choosing a username starting with an early alphabet letter is just one scientifically vetted way to increase the odds of turning an online encounter into a first date. Christopher Intagliata...

Junk Diet Rewires Rat Brains

Hinzugefügt: 7. Februar 2015

High calorie and exceedingly pleasurable foods appear to change rat brain rewards circuitry, causing the rodents to continue to seek such fare. Erika Beras reports. -- Read more on...

High Price Tag On Meds May Boost Healing

Hinzugefügt: 31. Januar 2015

Parkinson’s patients derived more benefits from a salt solution they were told was an expensive drug than from the same solution when it was described as being cheap medication. Karen Hopkin... --...

Publication Bias May Boost Findings For Bilingual Brain Benefits

Hinzugefügt: 31. Dezember 2014

Of studies presented at conferences, those that found a cognitive benefit to bilingualism were almost twice as likely to get published in journals as were studies finding no benefit. Karen...

Inclusion Illusion Lessens Racial Bias

Hinzugefügt: 20. Dezember 2014

Implicit bias against another race lessened after volunteers experienced themselves via virtual reality as a member of that race. Karen Hopkin reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Blood Test Forecasts Concussion Severity

Hinzugefügt: 16. Dezember 2014

Levels of a protein fragment in the blood paralleled how long head injuries benched hockey players. Ingrid Wickelgren reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Bouncy Gait Improves Mood

Hinzugefügt: 9. Dezember 2014

If you're in an up mood, you may walk more energetically. But a study finds that purposefully walking more energetically may improve your mood. Christie Nicholson reports. -- Read more on...

Synchronized Walking Reduces Opponent's Perceived Size

Hinzugefügt: 9. November 2014

Subjects who kept pace with a walking colleague estimated a potential enemy to be smaller and lighter than did other walkers who were not marching. Karen Hopkin reports -- Read more on...

Big Parental Control May Stunt Kid Assertiveness

Hinzugefügt: 3. November 2014

Young adults who’d had highly controlling parents were less able to stress their own viewpoints to a friend or partner in confident and productive ways. Daisy Yuhas reports -- Read more on...

Lots or Little Sleep Linked to Sick Days

Hinzugefügt: 29. September 2014 - Durchschnittliche Bewertung: 4

Absence from work due to illness increased dramatically for those who slept less than six hours or more than nine hours per night. Christie Nicholson reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Can’t Take My Eyes off You—Your Face, That Is

Hinzugefügt: 6. September 2014

The direction of your gaze when looking at someone offers an unconscious, automatic giveaway of whether your initial reaction is romance or sex. Christie Nicholson reports -- Read more on...

Talking to Strangers Makes You Happy

Hinzugefügt: 31. August 2014

People who had to strike up conversations on a subway later reported feeling happier than those who didn’t. Christie Nicholson reports. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

People Think Experiences Bring Happiness, Still Opt For Things

Hinzugefügt: 24. August 2014

Survey subjects rated life experiences as making them happier and as a better use of money than buying objects. But they actually spent their cash on material goods, whose value is more easily... ...

Childhood Stress Decreases Size of Brain Regions

Hinzugefügt: 16. August 2014

Chidren who experience neglect, abuse and/or poverty can have smaller amygalas and hippocampuses, brain regions involved in emotion and memory, compared with kids raised in nurturing...

Even Monkeys Believe In Hot Streaks

Hinzugefügt: 12. August 2014

Monkeys trained to play fixed video games made moves indicating that they expected certain patterns to occur. Erika Beras reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Brain State Bread Crumbs Lead Way Back to Consciousness

Hinzugefügt: 29. Juli 2014 - Durchschnittliche Bewertung: 1

Researchers studying anesthetized rats discovered a handful of activity patterns that may mark the path to consciousness after anesthesia. Karen Hopkin reports -- Read more on...

Biggest Telescope Breaks Ground To Survey Space

Hinzugefügt: 24. Juni 2014

The European Southern Observatory broke ground June 19th to build the world's largest telescope atop the Cerro Armazones mountain in Chile. Clara Moskowitz reports. -- Read more on...

Body's Pain Perception Mapped for First Time

Hinzugefügt: 23. Juni 2014

Our ability to pinpoint pain varies across the body, and in a specific pattern. Christie Nicholson reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Vision Involves a Bit of Hearing, Too

Hinzugefügt: 2. Juni 2014

Researchers could tell what sounds blindfolded volunters were hearing by analyzing activity in their visual cortexes. Christie Nicholson reports -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

Parents Who Support Corporal Punishment Do It a Lot

Hinzugefügt: 22. Mai 2014

Thirty-three families allowed themselves to be recorded for up to six nights. Parents who said they supported corporal punishment did it often and with little provocation. Christie Nicholson... --...