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Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Selective Imitation Makes For Precocious Social Learners, on the site Neuroscience News 3 hours, 2 minutes ago
Psychologists at The University of Texas at Austin found that children flexibly choose when to imitate and when to innovate the behavior of others, demonstrating that children are precocious social […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, The Neural Signature of Tunnel Vision: Why Hitchcock Movies Grab Our Attention, on the site Neuroscience News 3 hours, 26 minutes ago
The movies of Alfred Hitchcock have made palms sweat and pulses race for more than 65 years. Georgia Institute of Technology researchers have now learned how the Master of Suspense affects audiences’ brains. Their […]
Link between intelligence and longevity is mostly genetic.
The tendency of more intelligent people to live longer has been shown, for the first time, to be mainly down to their genes by new research published […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Experimental Drug Extends Lifespan and Could Reverse Rett Syndrome: Mouse Study, on the site Neuroscience News 4 hours, 55 minutes ago
A team at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has developed a strikingly new approach for treating Rett syndrome, a devastating autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that affects 1 in 10,000 people in the US, mostly […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Mom’s Choice of Language Has Strong Effect on Infant’s Social Skills, on the site Neuroscience News 5 hours, 47 minutes ago
Psychologists at the University of York have revealed new evidence showing how specific language used by parents to talk to their babies can help their child to understand the thoughts of others when they get […]
Like Duke Ellington’s 1931 jazz standard, the human brain improvises while its rhythm section keeps up a steady beat. But when it comes to taking on intellectually challenging tasks, groups of neurons tune in to […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Sarcasm Has Creative Benefits When People Trust One Another, on the site Neuroscience News 7 hours, 3 minutes ago
Research uncovers creative benefits — yes, benefits — in using sarcasm when people trust each other.
“Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job.” That was how The Onion famously announced Barack Obama’s election as […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Alzheimer’s Disease Memory Loss Accelerated by Delirium, on the site Neuroscience News 7 hours, 56 minutes ago
Acute state of confusion and disorientation often complicates hospitalizations for patients with dementia.
Delirium often develops in elderly patients during hospitalization or serious illness, and this acute […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Social Skills Linked to Second Language Learning in Infants, on the site Neuroscience News 8 hours, 50 minutes ago
Babies learn language best by interacting with people rather than passively through a video or audio recording. But it’s been unclear what aspects of social interactions make them so important for learning.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Working Memory, Intelligence and the Neural Efficiency Hypothesis, on the site Neuroscience News 10 hours, 3 minutes ago
The brains of more intelligent people are capable of solving tasks more efficiently, which is why these people have superior cognitive faculties, or as Elsbeth Stern, Professor for Research on Learning and […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Resistance to Insulin Increases Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease, on the site Neuroscience News 11 hours, 10 minutes ago
The fact that obesity increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers is well known. But a new Iowa State University study adds to the growing evidence that memory loss should also be a top […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Memories More Accessible After a Good Night’s Sleep, on the site Neuroscience News 20 hours, 30 minutes ago
Sleeping not only protects memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research from the University of Exeter and the Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language. The […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Eat For Pleasure Rather Than Hunger? You May Have a Hormone Deficiency, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 7 hours ago
New Rutgers study finds absence of peptide linked to preference for fatty food and eating for pleasure rather than hunger.
If you find yourself downing that extra piece of chocolate fudge cake even though […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, What Worm Feeding Behavior Can Teach Us About Human Heart Function, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 8 hours ago
Tasting and spitting out toxic food is a survival trait shared by many complex organisms. Now MIT researchers have shown that a simple roundworm, Caenorhabditis elegans, has the ability to spit out potentially […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Bug Off Bug! Fruit Fly May be Aware They are Bugging You, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 8 hours ago
University of Queensland researchers have shown, like humans, fruit flies may be self-aware of their actions.
Scientists at UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute placed tethered Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies in […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Sharpening Object Recognition Algorithms in Robots, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 10 hours ago
Robots’ maps of their environments can make existing object-recognition algorithms more accurate.
John Leonard’s group in the MIT Department of Mechanical Engineering specializes in SLAM, or simultaneous […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, The Role the Brain Plays in Stress Induced Anxiety, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 2 hours ago
Calming a neural circuit in the brain can alleviate stress in mice, according to new research that could lay the foundation for understanding stress and anxiety in people.
Using cutting-edge techniques, the […]
You don’t think you’re hungry, then a friend mentions how hungry he is or you smell some freshly baked pizza and whoaaa, you suddenly feel really hungry. Or, you’ve had surgery and need a bit of morphine for pain. […]
Whether you are alerted to an incoming phone call or text by a trendy ringtone, an alarm bell or a quiet vibration, just receiving a notification on your cell phone can cause enough of a distraction to impair your […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Regular Exercise Could Help Improve Memory in Alzheimer’s Patients, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 6 hours ago
A number of studies presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, showed that regular supervised exercise sessions could help to improve symptoms in people with memory problems and […]
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