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Neurodegenerative disease: Restricting eating times may boost life quality

Eating meals at the same time each day may be an effective way to improve quality of life for individuals with neurodegenerative disorders, a new …

Subtle cues are what make sick people look sick

Audrey Henderson, St. Andrews UniversityScientists combined 16 photo portraits into one composite image. On the left, the composite “sick” face, and …

Here's the Simple Way to Make People Take You More Seriously

Post something controversial on social media, and an online debate is sure to begin. Arguing online seems so much easier than arguing in person, …

4 big signs of PTSD you should know

PTSD is a disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a shocking, scary, or dangerous event.<p>Not every traumatized person develops …

I Am an AI Researcher. This Is What Keeps Me Up at Night.

Might I become “the destroyer of worlds,” as Oppenheimer lamented after spearheading the construction of the first nuclear bomb?<p>As an artificial intelligence researcher, I often come across the idea that many people are afraid of what AI might bring. It’s perhaps unsurprising, given both history …

Artificial Intelligence

Stress changes the structure of your brain — but it can recover

Neural stem cells in the hippocampus—a structure important for learning and memory—typically develop into neurons. But under chronic stress, these stem cells instead become oligodendrocytes, which coat neurons with an insulating material called myelin.<p>The resulting excess of myelin perturbs the …

20 Amazing Facts About The Human Brain That Will Blow Your Mind

The human body is one interesting machine. There’s so much more to it than meets the eye. And, the brain is one such complex organ that will …

Your brain is protecting you: How we purge bad memories

New findings from the National Institutes of Health could have real implications for how we treat anxiety disorders<p>Bret Stetka<p>August 6, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>The brain is extraordinarily good at alerting us to threats. Loud noises, noxious smells, approaching predators: they all send electrical impulses …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Evolution: Why Are Most of Us Right-Handed?

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>We humans don’t typically agree on all that much, but there is at least one thing that an impressive amount of us accept: which hand is easiest to control. If you use one hand for writing, you probably use the same one for eating as well, and most of us – …

13 psychological biases that explain why we make terrible financial decisions even though they 'feel' right

We all have these biases, yet most of us don't know how powerful they are. They frame information for us so that it "feels" like you're being rational. But they're leading you to make decisions that are completely wrong. That's why you end up making horrible decisions with your money.<p>You may have …

Psychology

Fermat's Library | Self-Control Relies on Glucose as a Limited Energy Source: Willpower Is More Than a Metaphor annotated/explained version.

Self-Control Relies on Glucose as a Limited Energy Source: Willpower Is<p>More Than a Metaphor<p>Matthew T. Gailliot, Roy F. Baumeister,<p>C. Nathan DeWall, …

You won’t feel motivated every single day. Focus on this instead

It's taken me a long time to learn that motivation isn't an external source of inspiration.<p>It's an inner quiet you have to practice listening …

Motivation

Brain Structure Makes Some Resilient to Alzheimer's

<i>Summary: According to researchers, the size, shape and number of dendritic spines in the brain may determine whether a person develops Alzheimer’s</i> …

Old dolphins with signs of Alzheimer’s show the danger of living beyond our reproductive years

The kind of neurodegeneration that leads to Alzheimer’s in humans may be more prevalent across the animal kingdom than researchers once thought.<p>Earlier this year, researchers discovered that chimpanzees living in captivity developed the same neurological markers for the devastating form of …

A Lazy Person's Guide to Happiness

Finding the right place to live can make all the difference. For starters, find a medium-sized city, near water, with leaders who emphasize quality of life.<p>Happiness is an active process, not something you get by sitting back and waiting. It’s something to be grabbed by the horns or more vulnerable …

Happiness

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Mysterious DNA Modification Seen in Stress Response

<i>Summary: When under stress, adenine methylation increases up to four times, a new Emory study reports.</i><p>Source: Emory.<p><b>With advances in genomics,</b> …

This New 'Uplifting' Mirror Forces Cancer Patients to Smile at It

Actually, medicine is the best medicine.<p>It's obnoxious enough when strangers tell you to smile, but now a smart mirror is doing the same thing - …

Physical aggressiveness linked to gray matter deficits in brain region, study finds

Physical aggressiveness is associated with reduced gray matter in a key brain region, according to new neuroimaging research.<p>The study, published in</i> …

Feeling Depressed? Sleep Deprivation May Be an Effective, Immediate Solution

There's no shortage of misconceptions around depression. For one, it's a whole lot more than just being down in the dumps every once in a while. …

Reading stories creates universal patterns in the brain

New research shows that when we hear stories, brain patterns appear that transcend culture and language. There may be a universal code that underlies …

The Brain