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Finnish Study Shows Emotions Affect Financial Risk

April 13th, 2014
Finnish Study Shows Emotions Affect Financial RiskA new study confirms that the willingness to take financial risks in games of chance is influenced by emotional reactions. The study led by Aalto University neurofinance researcher Dr. ...

Reduce Middle School Violence with Targeted Programming

April 10th, 2014
Reduce Middle School Violence with Targeted ProgrammingVanderbilt researchers have released a new study showing that a targeted intervention program can reduce violent behavior and beliefs among middle school students. The study evaluated 27 programs nationwide ...

Satisfaction with ‘Love’ May Change over Time

April 10th, 2014
Satisfaction with ‘Love’ May Change over TimeA new Portuguese study examines the relationship between age and an individual’s satisfaction with their love life. Researchers determined regular churchgoers, married people, or those who enjoy harmonious social ...

Children Often Witness Domestic Violence, with Side Effects

April 9th, 2014
 Children Often Witness Domestic Violence, with Side EffectsA new report finds that domestic violence extends across socioeconomic boundaries and often involves children as innocent witnesses. In the nationwide study of children who have witnessed ...

Probing the Heritability of Procrastination and Impulsivity

April 8th, 2014
Probing the Heritability of Procrastination and ImpulsivityNew research suggests procrastination and impulsivity are genetically linked, with the two traits stemming from similar evolutionary origins. According to researchers, their findings indicate the traits are related to ...

Tracking Neural Circuits That Help ID Popular People, Ideas

April 8th, 2014
Tracking Neural Circuits That Help ID Popular People, IdeasAs presented during the annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), researchers are using technology to map how the brain recognizes popular people, reacts to ...

Study Shows Autism Begins During Pregnancy

April 7th, 2014
Study Shows Autism Begins During Pregnancy Emerging research presents new evidence that autism begins during pregnancy. Investigators analyzed 25 genes in postmortem brain tissue of children with and without autism. These included genes that serve ...

Depression in Youth May Lead to Sedentary Adult Behavior

April 3rd, 2014
Depression in Youth May Lead to Sedentary Adult Behavior Some experts say a lack of physical activity is more of a health hazard than obesity or smoking. New research now suggests that young men who ...

Is Being Positive Hardwired?

April 3rd, 2014
Is Being Positive Hardwired?For some, staying positive is an impossible task as negative thoughts continue to creep back into their consciousness. Conversely, some people are perpetually optimistic with never a day of despair. New research ...

Can Obesity Influence Cognition?

April 2nd, 2014
Can Obesity Influence Cognition? A provocative new University of Illinois study finds that obese children are slower than healthy-weight children to recognize when they have made an error and correct it. Researchers say this ...
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