Memory and Perception News

Emotional Conflicts Fuel Concern About Not Having Enough Time

February 26th, 2015
A new study suggests that while many of us constantly feel pressed for time, the stress really has very little to do with time itself. "Beyond the number of activities actually competing for their time, emotional conflict between activities makes consumers feel that ...

Excess Work Hours + Family Demands = Higher BMI

February 25th, 2015
A new study discovers working long hours while raising a family can take a toll on the body mass index of individuals in dual-earner families. Dr. Amit Kramer, a University of Illinois labor and employment relations professor also found that an increase in ...

Intense Anger Can Spark a Heart Attack

February 25th, 2015
So angry you could explode? If so, be aware of chest pains that may develop in the next few hours. New research discovers the risk of heart attack is 8.5 times higher in the two hours following an acute episode of anger than ...

Daydreams May Improve Cognition

February 24th, 2015
Repetitious, monotonous tasks often result in a wandering mind. This daydreaming behavior is frequently criticized as a lack of discipline and an action that hinders future performance. New research now suggests daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom as the behavior can ...

Telephone Support Can Help Ease Postnatal Depression

February 24th, 2015
Emerging research discovers telephone-based peer support helps to reduce postnatal or postpartum depression in new mothers. The new study, published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, also found that social support from peers may be effective for maternal depression up to two years ...

Stress Influences Confidence, Can Lead to Inequalities

February 24th, 2015
A new study looks at the way in which stress influences our confidence in competing with others. European scientists say the behavioral investigation is the first to show how stress actually affects our degree of confidence. They believe stress can even be a ...

Mice Study Suggests Some Disorders May Be Tied to 4-Hour Cycles

February 23rd, 2015
A new animal study finds that four-hour cycles driven by the neurotransmitter dopamine may be implicated in the disturbed sleep-wake cycles of some mental disorders such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The study, led by Kai-Florian Storch, Ph.D., of the Douglas Mental Health ...

YouTube Videos Tend to Glamorize Intoxication

February 23rd, 2015
A new analysis discovers that the 70 most popular videos depicting drunkenness on YouTube account for more than 330 million views. Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Research on Media, Technology, and Health (CRMTH) discovered the videos rarely portray the negative ...

Preteens Who Experiment May Have Different Brain Processes

February 22nd, 2015
Preteens who experiment or explore new things may have brain processes that work differently, according to a new study. "The beginning of adolescence is associated with seeking new experiences and increasing exploratory behaviors, but little research has been done to measure that increase ...

Both Liberals and Conservatives Show Science Bias

February 22nd, 2015
Both conservatives and liberals tend to show bias against science that doesn’t align with their political views, say researchers from Ohio State University. In a new study, they found that individuals from both parties expressed less trust in science when presented with ...