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New Standard for Detecting Alzheimer’s

New Standard for Detecting Alzheimer’s

March 27th, 2015
A University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) led research team has validated a standard protocol that can be used to detect one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s disease. The approach detects atrophy in the part of the brain known as the hippocampus. The ...
Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

March 26th, 2015
A new research review article suggests the human brain has been designed to rebound from past romantic relationships. That is, our psyche can handle falling in and out of love, over and over again. "Our review of the literature suggests we have a ...
Adding Gratitude to Wealth May Help With Happiness

Adding Gratitude to Wealth May Help With Happiness

March 25th, 2015
New research confirms that being born with a silver spoon in your mouth does not mean that you will live a happy, contented life. In fact, the wealthy often look for happiness in all the wrong places. In the study, Baylor University investigators ...
Apps' Info-Sharing Can Imperil Privacy – Hundreds of Times

Apps’ Info-Sharing Can Imperil Privacy – Hundreds of Times

March 24th, 2015
Although many smartphone users understand that free apps sometimes share private information with third parties, few are aware of how frequently this occurs. In a new study, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University discovered that when people learn exactly how many times these apps ...
Can Public Policy Reduce Obesity?

Can Public Policy Reduce Obesity?

March 23rd, 2015
As the obesity epidemic spreads across America, new public policies seek to incorporate environmental solutions as a method to improve health. However, the value or efficacy of the interventions are often obscure. New health policies include banning sodas from school vending machines, building walking ...
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New Tool IDs Those At Risk for Cognitive Impairment

March 22nd, 2015
Researchers have developed a new scoring method to help identify which older people are at greater risk for developing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that can eventually lead to full dementia. "Our goal is to identify memory issues at the earliest possible ...
Power Naps Help Your Brain Retain New Information

Power Naps Help Your Brain Retain New Information

March 21st, 2015
Taking a brief nap after studying -- instead of participating in other activities -- can significantly increase retention of the information just learned, according to a new study at Saarland University. “Even a short sleep lasting 45 to 60 minutes produces a five-fold ...
Empathy Influenced by Brain Chemistry

Empathy Influenced by Brain Chemistry

March 20th, 2015
Provocative new research suggests the neurochemical balance in a part of the brain influences our sensitivity to inequality. Conceptually, this finding could lead to development of a pill that could make a person more compassionate. University of California, Berkeley scientists believe they have taken ...
Laughter Can Spark New Relationships

Laughter Can Spark New Relationships

March 19th, 2015
A great way to get to know someone better is to say something that makes them laugh. Sharing a few good giggles and chuckles makes people more willing to tell others something personal about themselves, without even necessarily being aware that they are ...
Common IQ Methodology May be Flawed

Common IQ Methodology May Be Flawed

March 18th, 2015
A Canadian researcher has discovered inconsistencies in the widely used Wechsler Adult Intelligence test (WAIS-IV). Queen's University professor Dr. Allyson Harrison and her colleagues examined the differences between Canadian and American WAIS-IV scores from 861 postsecondary students from across Ontario. The research identified a ...