Smoking marijuana affects several key visual functions, including 3D vision and contrast sensitivity. However, 90% of cannabis users believe the drug has either no, or minimal, effect on their visual abilities.
Study reveals women who gave birth to girls had higher levels of cortisol in hair samples in the weeks before and at the point of conception.
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Drinking a cup of strong coffee an hour before exercise, especially in the afternoon, increases fat-burning.
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People who suffer from obesity have stronger connections between brain areas associated with the motivation to eat and the rewarding effect of food consumption. Additionally, researchers found noted differences in the thickness of the cerebral cortex of obese test subjects.
No significant behavioral changes and no association with urinary beta-casomorphin concentrations were found in children on the autism spectrum who were fed a gluten-free or casein-free diet.
Chronobiologists warn changing to daylight savings can have serious effects on both brain and general health. The change in time during spring was linked to a 24% increase in severe cardiovascular events in women. Researchers also noted the sudden change in time alters circadian rhythms, reduces the production of natural melatonin, impacts cognitive function, and may also foster tumor growth.
Neuroimaging study of Spanish voters reveals negative political messages illicit stronger neural responses. Messages about corruption activate brain areas associated with risk and disappointment.
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A new study implicates the basolateral amygdala in conditioned taste aversion. The study could pave the way for treatments to curb taste aversions associated with chemotherapy and eating disorders.
Researchers link physical fitness in children to increased gray matter volume in areas of the brain implicated in language processing and reading skills.