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Perception of Distance Impacts Judgment

April 14th, 2014
Perception of Distance Impacts JudgmentNew research suggests that a person’s orientation can change the way we think of something. For example, why does the second hour of a journey seem shorter than the first? Sam ...

Mathematical App Speeds Jet-Lag Recovery

April 14th, 2014
Mathematical App Speeds Jet-Lag RecoveryA new mobile app takes a mathematical approach to help jet-lagged travelers align circadian rhythms and expedite recovery from time zone challenges. University of Michigan (UM) mathematicians say the app uses ...

Breaking Down Brain’s Workings in Complex Attention Tasks

April 13th, 2014
Breaking Down Brain's Workings in Complex Attention TasksSay you are trying to pick a face out of a crowd. It’s a complicated task for your brain -- it has to retrieve the memory of ...

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. ...

Paternal Obesity Raises Child’s Risk for Autism

April 12th, 2014
Paternal Obesity Raises Child's Risk for AutismChildren with obese fathers may be 53 percent more likely to develop autism than children with average size dads, according to a Norwegian study published in the journal Pediatrics. "Previous research ...

Why Don’t More People Register As Organ Donors?

April 12th, 2014
Why Don’t More People Register As Organ Donors?New research has discovered that people are more likely to sign up to become an organ donor if they have positive attitudes about registering as a donor, ...

Head Injuries Can Affect Children’s Social Lives

April 12th, 2014
Head Injuries Can Affect Children's Social LivesNew research has found that suffering a head injury can affect children’s social lives for years to come. For their study, neuroscientists at Brigham Young University (BYU) examined a ...

New Computer Model Recognizes 21 Distinct Facial Expressions

April 12th, 2014
New Computer Model Recognizes 21 Distinct Facial ExpressionsA new computer model designed by Ohio State University researchers can recognize 21 facial expressions -- even those that are seemingly contradictory, such as “happily disgusted” or ...

New Moms on Antidepressants Urged to Stay On Them

April 11th, 2014
New Moms on Antidepressants Urged to Stay on ThemA new study has found that women taking antidepressants are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they stay on the medication, rather than stopping the antidepressants ...

Can’t Get No Satisfaction? Your Partner Probably Knows

April 11th, 2014
Can't Get No Satisfaction? Your Partner Probably Knows New research suggests that faking an orgasm is futile, because chances are your sexual partner will be able to tell. In a new study, University of Waterloo ...