Loperamide, a common anti-diarrhea medication, could help treat core symptoms associated with autism spectrum disorder. The drug activates the μ-opioid receptor, helping to improve social behaviors.
Excessive exposure to blue light emitted from modern technology such as cell phones, TVs, and computer screens, impacts our basic cellular function and can accelerate aging, a new study reveals.
Modern pesticides damage the nervous system of honeybees, making it difficult for them to fly in a straight line. The impaired optomotor response lowers the ability of affected bees to forage and pollinate flowers.
EEG and skin conductance studies reveal verbal insults elicit strong P2 effects in brain waves, increasing sensitivity in the brain to negative words. Verbal insults trigger a cascade of consecutive and overlapping processing effects, and different parts of the cascade may be differently affected by repetition, resulting in a consistently strong emotional response over time.
Researchers have developed a chop stick-like device that uses a weak electrical current to stimulate the tongue and enhance the taste of salt. The device could help to reduce dietary sodium intake by up to 30%.
With the help of brain-machine interface technology and robotic arms, a paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in thirty years.
Women looking to reduce belly fat and blood pressure should exercise in the morning. Men who exercise in the evening showed improvements in metabolic and heart health, and improved overall emotional wellbeing.
The highly dynamic, new "expanding hole" optical illusion can be perceived by 86% of people. The illusion is so good at deceiving the brain, it causes pupillary dilation as though we are walking into a darkened room.
Most cancer patients who used medical cannabis reported a significant improvement in pain measures and a decrease in some other cancer-related symptoms. Additionally, medical cannabis use reduced the consumption of traditional, opioid-based pain killers for those with cancer.
A child's ability to perform approximate calculations extends to true division. The findings may provide a basis for strategies for teaching mathematical concepts.