When it comes to famous logos and characters, people often experience a Visual Mandela Effect, or consistent, confident, and widespread false memories of such famous icons.
Middle-aged and older adults with depression may be more vulnerable to the effects of dietary inflammation, increasing the risk of frailty and other health disorders.
Health experts call for stricter regulations for the use of sodium nitrite, a product commonly used for meat curing, following its link to suicides and increased numbers of poisonings.
Appreciating the beauty in the smaller things in everyday life can contribute to a more meaningful existence, a new study reports.
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.
Children who experience loneliness before the age of 12 are more likely to experience stress in early adulthood which leads to an increased risk of an unhealthy relationship with alcohol.
Magical thinking and believing in destined love may have evolved as a way to keep couples together and promote childbirth and rearing, researchers say.
Preterm babies who were fed maternal milk during and after a stay in NICU had greater academic achievement, higher IQs, and reduced risk of ADHD than their preterm peers who were not fed maternal milk.
People who regularly snack on fruit are less likely to report symptoms of depression and more likely to report positive well-being. Those who indulge in nutrient-poor snacks, such as chips, are more likely to report symptoms of anxiety.
During REM sleep, the locus coeruleus stops releasing noradrenaline. By blocking the cascade, the association between memory and emotional response is broken. This may not occur so frequently in restless sleepers, resulting in rumination and PTSD-like symptoms. For those who usually sleep well, embarrassing feelings experienced at night may be reduced by morning.