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Despite Benefits, Gender Equality May Not Carry Over to Next Generation

October 13th, 2014
A study of two generations suggests improving equality within a marriage benefits family life and male careers. The Swedish study, initiated in the 1970s, emphasized share responsibility among couples for home, family, and work. A recent follow-up shows that the couples' strive for equality ...

New Hypothesis Posits Autism as Disorder of Prediction

October 12th, 2014
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) neuroscientists have posed a new hypothesis for autism, suggesting that the disorder may be rooted in an impaired ability to predict events and other people’s actions. The researchers assert that, to an autistic child, the world appears to ...

Redefining Active Aging Beyond Exercise

October 11th, 2014
As the population ages, health officials around the world are encouraging the elderly to lead active and healthy lifestyles. But there's more to "active aging" than exercise and fitness, according to new research. “Thirty years ago, the elderly were not expected to be ...

Verbal Abuse To ‘Motivate’ Workers Can Backfire

October 10th, 2014
A new study suggests the "tough love" managerial strategy that evokes a boot camp and drill sergeant is ineffective in the workplace. In fact, employees who are verbally abused by supervisors are more likely to "act out" at work, in the form of anything from ...

Binge Drinking Can Amplify Liver Damage

October 9th, 2014
Emerging research suggests binge drinking can lead to changes in liver proteins that may result in cirrhosis and cancer. University of Missouri researchers discovered binge drinking or over-consumption of alcohol is especially dangerous among those who already drink a lot. “We know that chronic ...

Sharing Experiences Can Intensify Emotion

October 8th, 2014
New research suggests that enjoying an experience with another person results in more intense feelings about the encounter. In fact, psychological researchers discovered undergoing an experience with another person -- even if we do it in silence, with someone we met just moments ...

Most Experts, Parents, Pediatricians Agree Violent Media Fuel Aggression in Kids

October 7th, 2014
A national study finds that a sizable majority of media researchers and parents, and the vast majority of pediatricians, generally agree that exposure to violent media can increase aggression in children. Ohio State University researchers found a broad consensus in the belief that ...

Seeing Double: Brain Blends Faces to Reduce Visual Chaos

October 6th, 2014
New research helps explain why we accept Hollywood stunt doubles as the identified actor, even when they do not look alike. University of California, Berkeley researchers have identified a unique brain mechanism by which we latch on to a particular face even when it changes. Investigators say ...

Curiosity Primes Brain for Learning

October 5th, 2014
The more our curiosity is piqued, the easier all learning becomes within a certain period of time, according to new research published in the journal Neuron. The findings could highlight ways to enhance overall learning and memory in both healthy individuals and in ...

More than Meets the Eye in Making Judgments

October 4th, 2014
A new study has found that people make immediate judgments about images they are shown -- which could have an impact on their decisions -- even before their brains have had time to consciously process the information. The study shows it is possible ...
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