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What makes a chimpanzee a BFF? Trust, study finds

Trust is the key to friendship — not just for humans, but for chimpanzees as well.<p>Elaborate experiments with chimps reveal that they often trust their BFFs to share a delicious snack. The same isn't necessarily so when it comes to their mere acquaintances.<p>The findings, published this week in the …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

<b>(AP)</b><p>Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Ferris Jabr<p>December 27, 2015 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, …

Neuroscience

Smoking high-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres in brain

Study suggests high levels of skunk use may affect the brain’s white matter, making communication between the right and left hemispheres less efficient<p>High-strength cannabis may damage nerve fibres that handle the flow of messages across the two halves of the brain, scientists claim. Brain scans of …

Cannabis

Chemical Test Quickly Finds Cognitive Damage in Stroke Patients

A stroke happens when blood flow to the brain is interrupted and brain cells starve of oxygen. Aftereffects include muscle weakness and altered …

Neuroscientist And Former Addict Explains What We Get Wrong About Addiction

He says addiction is "not a disease" -- and recognizing that may be the first step to better treating it.<p>The prevailing view that addiction is a disease, just like depression or diabetes, is wrong, according to a leading neuroscientist.<p>Marc Lewis, the author of <i>Memoirs of an Addicted Brain</i> and <i>The</i> …

Drug Addiction

Eating Cheese Isn't Even A Little Bit Like Smoking Crack Cocaine

You'll have to find another excuse for your fiendish cheese habit.<p>You may have seen a few headlines last week proclaiming that research shows we’re addicted to cheese, or that cheese really is crack.<p>While it’s all in good fun (maybe?) to exaggerate your love of foods by claiming they’re addictions, …

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Cheese and Heroin Have the Same Addictive Effect on Your Brain

Oh, good.<p>According to a study from the University of Michigan, cheesy foods can actually have addictive properties.<p>The researchers recruited around 500 people for two separate studies. In one study, people completed the Yale Food Addiction Scale, a questionnaire designed to measure whether someone …

The Extraordinary Scientific Proof That Positive Thinking Works

Ninety percent of success in any walk of life is a direct result of how the mind is used. Top athletes, top business executives, top parents, top entrepreneurs, and the most successful individuals all understand the important truth that the mind is what counts.<p>It really is as simple as Henry Ford …

Quantum Physics

Why men are threatened by smart women

Men, do smart women threaten your masculinity? A new study suggests they might — and that you might not want to date them because of it.<p>While men say …