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People can infer hidden social preferences by observing how quickly others make decisions. The study used the Dictator Game to show that decision speed, even without knowing the actual choices, can predict preferences. This finding challenges the notion that only choices reveal social preferences. Incorporating response times into predictive models offers a more nuanced understanding of human behavior.
Women who undergo ovary removal before menopause, especially before age 40, show reduced white matter integrity in their brains later in life. The research analyzed data from the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging, finding significant white matter reduction in women with premenopausal bilateral oophorectomy (PBO) before 40.
Today's AI can read, talk, and analyze data but still has critical limitations. NeuroAI researchers designed a new AI model inspired by the human brain's efficiency. This model allows AI neurons to receive feedback and adjust in real time, enhancing learning and memory processes. The innovation could lead to a new generation of more efficient and accessible AI, bringing AI and neuroscience closer together.

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Researchers have developed an AI-powered blood test that can predict Parkinson's disease up to seven years before symptoms appear. The test analyzes eight blood biomarkers and has shown 100% accuracy in diagnosing the disease. This breakthrough offers the potential for early intervention and treatment before significant damage occurs in the brain.
A new study reveals a link between gut bacteria and Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers found a decrease in genes responsible for synthesizing essential B vitamins in PD patients, which may weaken the intestinal barrier and lead to inflammation in the brain. This finding suggests that B vitamin supplementation could be a potential therapeutic avenue for PD.
Researchers discovered a novel therapeutic target for Parkinson's disease, the Aplp1 protein, which facilitates the spread of harmful alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. Notably, an FDA-approved cancer drug targeting Lag3, a protein that interacts with Aplp1, has shown promise in blocking this spread in mouse models.

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Researchers developed an AI model that can identify emotional states of tennis players with high accuracy by analyzing their body language during matches. The AI, trained on real-life footage, can detect positive and negative emotions, although it's more adept at recognizing negative ones. This technology has potential applications in sports training, healthcare, and other fields, but raises ethical concerns about privacy and data misuse.
Researchers have developed natural language embedded programs (NLEPs), enabling AI models to solve complex tasks by generating and executing Python programs. This method boosts accuracy in reasoning tasks and improves transparency by allowing users to inspect and correct code. NLEPs also enhance data privacy by processing information locally.
esearchers have developed an AI system that guides robots using language-based instructions, improving navigation tasks without relying on extensive visual data. This method converts visual observations into text captions, allowing a language model to direct the robot's movements. While not outperforming vision-based systems, it excels in data-limited scenarios and combines well with visual inputs for better performance.

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Lifetime LSD use is linked to higher severe psychological distress after job loss, a new study reveals. Analyzing data from 15,854 adults, researchers found those with prior LSD use were 1.6-1.7 times more likely to report severe distress. The study suggests LSD does not confer resilience to stress from job loss. These findings challenge previous claims about the psychological benefits of psychedelic use.
A new study reveals how our brains remember the faces of caregivers and loved ones. Researchers discovered that the same brain mechanism used to remember the value of objects is also involved in associating faces with familiarity and social bonds. This finding sheds light on the neural basis of social relationships and may have implications for understanding and treating disorders like Parkinson's disease.
A new study reveals that children's bedtime struggles often stem from nighttime fears. While most families have bedtime routines, many rely on strategies like melatonin or co-sleeping that can exacerbate sleep challenges. Experts recommend establishing consistent routines, promoting sleep-conducive environments, and addressing nighttime worries with reassurance and comfort.

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Fruit flies use the neurotransmitter octopamine to decide whether food memories are stored long-term or short-term. This process, influenced by energy reserves, affects future eating behavior. High glycogen levels result in stable food memories, prompting increased food intake even after fasting. The research suggests that similar mechanisms may influence overeating in humans.
A new study finds that altered states of consciousness (ASCs), like those experienced during meditation, are more common than previously thought. 45% of respondents reported experiencing ASCs at least once, often leading to positive outcomes. However, a significant minority also reported negative or even life-threatening suffering, highlighting the need for better support and understanding of these experiences.
Researchers discovered a way to increase vitamin B6 levels in cells by inhibiting its degradation, potentially improving memory and learning. Their study found that a natural substance, 7,8-Dihydroxyflavone, inhibits the enzyme pyridoxal phosphatase, enhancing vitamin B6 in nerve cells. This breakthrough could lead to new treatments for mental disorders and neurodegenerative diseases.