Many of us feel obligated to perform acts for loved ones, such as calling more frequently or running an errand for an elderly friend, during this time of social distancing. Researchers report low-level obligations and acts of kindness can help strengthen relationships, while more substantive obligations can put a strain on relationships.
A popular TED Talk argues power poses helps to boost confidence and increases chances of success. A number of new studies challenges the assertions, reporting that power poses may make people feel more powerful, but that is where the effect ends.
Study reveals few differences in life satisfaction and limited differences in personality traits between those who are child-free and those who are parents.
Greater hippocampal volume is not always a reliable predictor of learning and memory ability in older adults. Faster learning was only found in older adults who had both greater hippocampal volume and more uniform white matter connections to other parts of the brain.
Contrary to popular belief, using social media sites like Facebook can actually help improve mental health in adults. Researchers found adults who use Facebook regularly are 63% less likely to experience psychological distress, such as depression and anxiety, over time.
A caffeine jolt may give you a little more energy following a restless night of sleep, but it doesn't necessarily help with boosting cognition. Researchers found that while caffeine helped sleep deprived students to perform better at some simple cognition tests, it had no effect on improving performance on more challenging tasks, like placekeeping tests.
A new study shows an association between excessive social media use and impaired risky decision making, a common deficient in substance addiction.
Using EEG to measure brain activity, Michigan State University researchers discover expressive writing can help those who worry excessively to calm their fears before entering into a stressful task.
Researchers show CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology can be effectively used in rhesus monkey embryos.