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Statistical machine learning of sleep and physical activity phenotypes from sensor data in 96,220 UK Biobank participants

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Matthew Willetts,<br>• Sven Hollowell,<br>• Louis Aslett,<br>• Chris Holmes &<br>• Aiden Doherty ORCID:</i> …

Machine Learning

The Pygmalion Effect: Proving Them Right

<i>The Pygmalion Effect is a powerful secret weapon. Without even realizing it, we can nudge others towards success. In this article, discover how</i> …

Psychology

Half of Canadians touched by mental health issues: survey

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – It’s something all of us are touched by, directly or indirectly. A new survey has indicated one in two Canadians have …

Mental Health

Removing shoes when entering the house could help people stay slim, scientists claim

Removing shoes when entering the house and swapping carpet for wooden floors could help people stay slim because it prevents environmental chemicals accumulating in the house, scientists have claimed.<p>According to new research presented at the European Society of Endocrinology in Barcelona, everyday …

Carbon Emissions

Being Socially Isolated for Long Periods of Time Reshapes Brain Chemistry

But the pain of loneliness may have a remedy.<p>Being lonely sucks. Sure, we all need our alone time now and then, but scientists have repeatedly found …

Neuroscience

Instagram and your mental health: the big picture

<i>Mental Health: Beyond Awareness is a five-day campaign asking what we can do for mental health issues beyond "raising awareness". Young people are more aware of mental health issues than ever, but our services are broken, the internet is stressing us out, and self-medication is on the rise.</i> <i>Who is</i> …

Mental Health

New Research Suggests That Work - Not Social Media - Is The Biggest Cause Of Anxiety And Stress

Life<p>by Georgia Aspinall | 17 hours ago<p>It’s been drummed into us time and time again. If you want to fully immerse yourself in #selfcare, put your …

Mental Health

More workers ask for mental health help

<b>More employees are approaching their managers with concerns around mental health, but most companies fail to offer appropriate training, new research has found.</b><p>An Institute of Directors poll of 700 managers found four in ten had been approached by staff with such a concern.<p>That was up from just …

Mental Health

There's No Such Thing as Being Right or Left-Brained, And 9 Other Brain Myths We've All Heard

We don't only use 10% of our brain.<p>However long you've been alive, chances are you've heard a completely incorrect "fact" about the brain. The human …

The Brain

Revolutionary new blood test can instantly identify chronic pain

A world-first blood test that can objectively identify chronic pain has been developed by a team of Australian researchers. The test can reportedly …

Immune System

Using behavioral science to build an exercise habit

<b>(Dirima via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new scientific research project to help you get active — and keep you motivated<p>Katherine L. Milkman • Angela Duckworth<p>May 5, 2018 11:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Spring has finally sprung, which means bathing suit season is just …

Behavioral Sciences

Companies Grapple With AI’s Opaque Decision-Making Process

Uber, Xerox’s PARC, Capital One among organizations investigating how AI solves problems<p>By<p>Sara Castellanos<p>Sara Castellanos<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@SCastellWSJ<p>sara.castellanos@wsj.com<p>NEW YORK — Artificial intelligence is becoming more pervasive as companies look to drive innovation and …

Artificial Intelligence

Best apps for tracking your HRV (heart rate variability) on iPhone

Want to track your heart rate variability (HRV)? Here are the best apps to do it.Apple now tracks heart rate variability (HRV) in the Health app …

Fitness Technology

10 Problems With How We Think

By nature, human beings are illogical and irrational. For most of our existence, survival meant thinking quickly, not methodically. Making a …

How NOT To Teach Critical Thinking (And What To Do Instead)

Ideas Out ThereI ran headlong into this piece of nonsense the other day:<br>• Um. No. That isn’t it at all. Critical thinking isn’t really any of these …

Critical Thinking

Common Logical Fallacies

Brief Definitions of Informal Fallacies With Links to Examples and Discussions<p><i>For those who need a little refresher, here are some of the most common</i> …

Why do smart people do stupid things? The science of avoiding poor decision making

The quality of your decisions today will determine the quality of your life tomorrow.<p>Our decisions influence how well we make use of our talents, …

Self-improvement

Spot the Fake News (VOA Connect Ep 15)

How does one avoid confirmation bias and get the real news? You fact check. But how? We go to a school in Arlington, VA where teachers are taking the …

Fake News

Your Mood Literally Changes How You See the World, New Science Shows

A fascinating new study suggests what you feel is often what you see.<p>If a gorilla walked through the middle of a basketball game you were watching, would you notice it?<p>Most people would reply with an instant yes to this question, but science actually shows that the answer depends way more on …

Psychology

Using R for Data Analysis in Social Sciences

Oxford University Press

Meet Zwift: The At-Home Workout Craze That Rivals Peloton

Ever since Peloton cycling changed the at-home-workout game by making it unnecessary to step inside a physical studio, other companies, including Flywheel, have followed suit. But the latest workout craze, Zwift, is rivaling its luxe competitors by allowing users to train with their <i>own</i> equipment. …

Fitness Technology

Women overestimate and men underestimate their partner’s initiations of sex

It’s rare that a couple feels as though both parties are perfectly equal in the sexual initiation stakes.<p>It’s easy to feel like one person <i>always</i> has …

Psychology

H-1B Visas All Gone For 16th Straight Year

Back in 1990, when Congress set a yearly limit on new H-1B visas, members of Congress did not know yet about the World Wide Web and smartphones, never mind driverless cars. Yet these innovations – and others – have fueled the demand for high-skilled labor and made the annual limits on H-1B visas …

Immigration

Pupils 'lack critical literacy skills to identify fake news'

Children and young people in England lack the critical literacy skills they need to identify fake news, according to a new report.<p>The National …

Very unattractive people earn significantly more money, according to a new study

It’s no secret that life can be easier for beautiful people. Studies have shown being good looking has benefits for your health, intelligence and …

Withings Pulse O2 Activity + Sleep + Heart Rate + SPO2 Tracker

Whatever your fitness level or style, the Withings Pulse O2 can help you be more active and improve your health. During the day it tracks steps, …

Best note-taking apps for iPad and Apple Pencil in 2018

Forget drawing: Want to take notes on your iPad or annotate documents with the Apple Pencil? Here's what you need.Just got a new iPad and Pencil? …

Pentagon wants to spot illnesses by monitoring soldiers’ smartphones

Imagine that your smartphone’s camera, microphone and motion sensors were monitoring you for signs of illness. That’s the future envisioned by scientists at the Pentagon’s secretive weapons development arm, where such a system is being built to keep tabs on deployed U.S. service members.<p>The Defense …

Medical Technology

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Around 20 to 30 per cent of us hear something when viewing silent videos – do you?

<i>People who hear silent videos are more likely to report other synaesthesias, including seeing flashes upon hearing sounds in the dark / giphy.com</i><i>By</i> …

The Brain