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Blinking prompts eye muscles to realign vision, new study finds

Blinking prompts eye muscles to realign vision, new study finds

Every few seconds, our eyelids automatically shutter and our eyeballs roll back in their sockets. [More]
Mandarin speakers have musical pitch at much earlier age than previously thought

Mandarin speakers have musical pitch at much earlier age than previously thought

Mandarin makes you more musical - and at a much earlier age than previously thought. That's the suggestion of a new study from the University of California San Diego. But hold on there, overachiever parents, don't' rush just yet to sign your kids up for Chinese lessons instead of piano. [More]
Diminishing levels of GABA may play role in age-related cognitive decline

Diminishing levels of GABA may play role in age-related cognitive decline

Diminishing levels of GABA, the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, may play a role in cognitive decline as we age, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. [More]
Knowledge bank approach could help find best treatment option for AML patients

Knowledge bank approach could help find best treatment option for AML patients

An international collaboration led by clinical researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute has shown proof-of-concept that truly personalised therapy will be possible in the future for people with cancer. [More]

People fail to notice that white people are white, study finds

A new study published today in Journal of Experimental Psychology: General has found that people fail to notice that white people are white. [More]
Jealousy increases desire for eye-grabbing products, research finds

Jealousy increases desire for eye-grabbing products, research finds

Have you ever felt jealous about the attention your romantic partner was giving to someone else? Perhaps your significant other seems to be enjoying a conversation with someone a little too much, or a co-worker is flirting with your partner at a company holiday party. [More]
People with schizophrenia more likely to have diabetes than general population

People with schizophrenia more likely to have diabetes than general population

People with early schizophrenia are at an increased risk of developing diabetes, even when the effects of antipsychotic drugs, diet and exercise are taken out of the equation, according to an analysis by researchers from King's College London. [More]
Stress hormone has major effect on perception and perceptual learning

Stress hormone has major effect on perception and perceptual learning

Stress is part of our everyday lives - while some thrive on it, it makes others sick. But what does stress do to our senses? When we train them, we can sharpen our senses thereby improve our perceptual performance. [More]
Study shows effects of intensive weight reduction on normal weight females

Study shows effects of intensive weight reduction on normal weight females

Worries about the potential negative consequences of fat loss regimens for aesthetic purposes in normal weight females have been surfacing in the media. [More]
Scientist receives $2.7 million DoD grant for research on veterans with chronic TBI

Scientist receives $2.7 million DoD grant for research on veterans with chronic TBI

A researcher from the Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas has been awarded a $2.7 million grant from the Department of Defense under the Joint Warfighter Medical Research Program. [More]
Study reveals how migration increases person's risk of developing schizophrenia

Study reveals how migration increases person's risk of developing schizophrenia

A new study could explain how migrating to another country increases a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, by altering brain chemistry. [More]
Cocaine addicts make riskier decisions than healthy people after losing potential reward

Cocaine addicts make riskier decisions than healthy people after losing potential reward

People addicted to cocaine make riskier decisions than healthy people after losing a potential reward, according to a study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. [More]
New model could help internet addicts realize problem and reduce usage

New model could help internet addicts realize problem and reduce usage

Research has shown that internet addicts do not always feel guilty about their usage, and in many cases, they do not even perceive their usage as problematic. [More]
Perception can drive evolution of observable traits, study shows

Perception can drive evolution of observable traits, study shows

In an invited perspective published January 6, 2017, in Science, Hamilton Farris, PhD, Associate Professor-Research at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, finds that the key insight of an important study by Nachev, et al. is that perception can drive the evolution of observable traits. [More]
Preterm babies perform well in developmental task linking language and cognition, study finds

Preterm babies perform well in developmental task linking language and cognition, study finds

Preterm babies perform as well as their full-term counterparts in a developmental task linking language and cognition, a new study from Northwestern University has found. [More]
Cornell College professor finds way to reduce eating disorder symptoms in women

Cornell College professor finds way to reduce eating disorder symptoms in women

More people are dying from eating disorders than any other psychiatric disorder,
and one Cornell College professor has discovered a way to help women by
significantly reducing eating disorder symptoms in those who are struggling. [More]
New study reveals significant use of indoor tanning among sexual-minority adolescent boys

New study reveals significant use of indoor tanning among sexual-minority adolescent boys

In a new study of indoor tanning and skin cancer risk, the use of indoor tanning among non-heterosexual black male teens was found to be nearly equal to that of heterosexual white females. [More]
Sexual preference of females influenced by males' adolescent social stress history and social status

Sexual preference of females influenced by males' adolescent social stress history and social status

Sexual preference is influenced by males' adolescent social stress history and social status, according to a research team including Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. [More]
Depressive patients with co-occurring panic disorder report more antidepressant side effects

Depressive patients with co-occurring panic disorder report more antidepressant side effects

Patients who take medication for depression report more side effects if they also suffer from panic disorder, according to a new study led by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. [More]
Childhood poverty can cause psychological damage in adulthood

Childhood poverty can cause psychological damage in adulthood

A large and growing body of research shows that poor kids grow up to have a host of physical problems as adults. [More]
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