While pet dogs and pet pigs pay their owners a similar amount of attention, when it comes to pointing to the location of an out-of-range treat, only dogs direct their owner's attention to the location. Findings suggest directing human attention to an interesting location is not ubiquitous in domesticated animals.
When teaching a child to read, giving them challenges individually adapted to their levels is most effective.
Researchers say a gene found in many centenarians can reverse the biological age of the heart by ten years. The findings offer a potential target for patients with heart failure.
People who experience trauma and abuse during childhood are more likely to engage in civic environmental activities and green behaviors later in life, a new study reports.
A newly developed pop-up electrode device can assist with 3D brain mapping by gathering in-depth information about individual neurons and their interactions while limiting the potential of damaging brain tissue.
While adolescent chimpanzees may share similar risk-taking behaviors as human teens, they tend to be less impulsive than their human counterparts.
The bitter compounds of chicory exhibit a receptor activation profile that overlaps with roasted coffee compounds, resulting in a similar taste profile. However, the impact on three taste receptors differs between the substances.
Exposure to excessive screen time at age two is associated with poorer communication and daily living skills at age four, however, spending time outdoors can mitigate some of the negative effects of screen time.
People who suffered from head injuries had a two times higher mortality rate than those who did not suffer a TBI. For those who suffered a moderate to severe head injury, the mortality rate was three times higher.
A subset of taste cells may play a key role in the body's immune response to harmful oral microbes. The findings could help taste loss associated with infections, aging, and dysregulation of the oral microbiome caused by chemotherapy.