lunedì, Maggio 20, 2024

A ‘brain training’ app developed at the University of Cambridge could...

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A 'brain training' app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which...

Small changes in a single olfactory receptor gene can affect how...

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Several years ago the internet was captivated by the enigma of “the dress” – specifically, was the dress black and blue, or was it...

One of the main causes of aphasia is stroke

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In an article in Brain, researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and elsewhere report which brain regions must be intact in...

People who experience migraines with visual auras are at increased risk...

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People who experience migraine with visual aura may have an increased risk of an irregular heartbeat called atrial fibrillation, according to a study published...

Chronic stress is a well-known risk factor for the development of...

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Chronic stress is a well-known risk factor for the development of psychiatric illnesses including depression disorders. The brain requires a great deal of glucose, and...

Cells called the ventrolateral preoptic nucleus (VLPO) are essential to normal...

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Two decades ago, Clifford B. Saper, MD/Ph.D., Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and colleagues discovered a...

Women who date for a free meal and without romantic interest...

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When it comes to getting a date, there’s any number of ways people can present themselves and their interests. One of the newer phenomena...

Schizophrenia and Autism Share Common Traits

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New research at Swinburne has revealed a significant overlap in the traits associated with autism and schizophrenia. It has also discovered that people in the...

Schadenfreude, the sense of pleasure people derive from the misfortune of...

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Schadenfreude, the sense of pleasure people derive from the misfortune of others, is a familiar feeling to many—perhaps especially during these times of pervasive...

How We Perceive Color

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When we view natural images the colours we perceive are due to colour information at every local patch of an image, rather than how...

Emotional Images Sway People More than Emotional Words

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Can your behavior be influenced by subtle, barely visible signals, such as an emotionally charged image briefly flashed on a TV screen or roadside...

Man Develops Severe ‘Thunderclap’ Headaches After Eating World’s Hottest Chili Pepper

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Taking part in a hot chilli pepper eating contest might have some unexpected consequences, highlight doctors in the journal BMJ Case Reports. Their warning comes after...

Brain’s dorsal anterior insular play a major role in ecstatic experiences

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The epileptic “aura” is a subjective phenomenon that sometimes precedes the visible clinical features of a seizure. Investigators tested three epileptic patients prior to...

A team of psychologists has found strong associations between memory and...

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A team of psychologists has found strong associations between working memory - a fundamental building block of a functioning mind - and three health-related...

Hikikomori : modern tools to help improve interpersonal communication may have...

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Experts in the Japanese phenomena of hikikomori say the condition of extreme social isolation is more widespread than previously acknowledged, and it deserves a...