Women who ate a meal high in saturated fats performed worse on attention-based tests than women eating healthier meals. The findings reveal a potential link between high-fat diets and poor attention skills. Additionally, those with a condition called leaky gut, which allows bacteria from the intestines to enter the bloodstream, performed worse on attention tasks regardless of whether they ate a high-fat meal or chose a healthier option.
When choosing between high-value items, people's decisions tend to be faster and more accurate.
Study reveals the loss of smell and taste associated with the Delta wave of COVID-19 infection was a prevalent symptom and not prevented by the vaccines. Many who contracted COVID during the earlier phases of the disease experienced loss of taste and smell for months following infection.
Chronic stress during pregnancy increases neuroinflammation. The immune changes may create circumstances in the brain, which increase susceptibility to postnatal depression.
According to a PLOS ONE study, political bias isn't all that helps shape how we perceive truth and news, trusting intuitions also plays a part.
A new study reports people with religious affiliation live up to four years longer, on average, than those with no religious ties. Researchers believe a reason for the boost in longevity could be because many religious people also volunteer and belong to social organizations, which previous research has linked to living longer.
Researchers report using primary targeted muscle reinnervation during amputation helps to reduce, and in some cases, prevent phantom limb and stump pain in patients.
When it comes to fiction and entertainment, people find more enjoyment in seeing a villain receive punishment than be forgiven.
A newly developed self-assessment test of cognitive function can help detect early signs of dementia sooner than commonly used office-based cognitive tests.
A new study reveals a positive link between socializing, improved memory and a reduced rate of brain aging in mice. Mice who were housed in pairs showed less sings of inflammation and tissue erosion in the hippocampus, researchers report.