A new study reveals how the COVID-19 pandemic changed the perception of time for many people. Researchers say people felt time passed more slowly during COVID lockdowns. This "time expansion" was associated with increased feelings of loneliness and a lack of positive experience during the early parts of the COVID pandemic.
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.
Researchers argue those with dyslexia are specialized to explore the unknown. This explorative bias has an evolutionary basis that plays a crucial role in human survival.
Maternal autoantibody–related autism spectrum disorder (MAR ASD) is marked by specific maternal antibodies that react to certain proteins in the fetal brain. Examining the plasma of expecting mothers, researchers found mothers with reactivity to one of the nine MAR ASD patterns were eight times as likely to have a child diagnosed with autism.
People who are more determined, or express more "grit" have different patterns of cognitive performance, researchers say. However, having more grit does not necessarily translate into having better cognitive performance.