Summary: New research delves into the distinctive human trait of sequential memory, setting us apart from bonobos. A recent study has also highlighted the joy in chasing passions over accomplishments. Groundbreaking discoveries show the human brain’s computational prowess, mirroring high-powered computers.
Additionally, the footprint of Big Tobacco is evident in the modern American diet through the promotion of hyperpalatable foods. Lastly, understanding the range of mind’s visualization abilities, from hyperphantasia to aphantasia, opens avenues for innovative treatments.
Source: Neuroscience News
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People prioritizing personal freedom and hobbies report heightened well-being compared to those emphasizing achievements, a sentiment echoed across India, Turkey, and the UK.
Highlighting the significance of balanced life values, the study suggests that ‘hedonism’ and ‘self-direction’ boost happiness, while ‘achievement’ and ‘conformity’ don’t have the same direct happiness correlation.
Despite exiting the U.S. food system by the mid-2000s, tobacco companies left a lasting imprint. Their promotion of hyperpalatable foods, rich in salts, sugars, and fats, endures in the American dietary landscape.
Between 1988-2001, foods associated with tobacco giants were more likely to fall under the hyperpalatable category than those from other companies.