The McGurk Effect: When Your Eyes Don't Listen To Your Ears

New research has provided a better understanding of the mechanism behind the McGurk Effect. The phenomenon describes a situation where visual and auditory stimuli are mismatched, and a person perceives an altered message.

Neuroscience February 19, 2017

Eating Carbs During Workout: Good For The Immune System, Say Scientists

New research suggests that carbohydrates consumed during an intense workout may improve the immune system. According to the study, between 30 and 60 grams of carbs would be enough to boost the immune system.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 19, 2017

Everything For Man's Best Friend: Newly Discovered Drug May Increase Survival In Dogs With Cancer

Newly discovered drug used in a dog trial for cancer treatment has obtained a remarkably positive survival rate. Researchers suggest a transfer for the trial in humans as well.

Animals February 17, 2017

Brains On Exercise: How Well Do We See While Exercising

New research has shown the first correlation between exercising and improved vision in humans. The research did not, however, manage to explain the underlying reasons behind exercising and this type of enhanced cognitive activity.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 17, 2017

BEWARE: Contaminated Machines Used In Heart Surgeries Are Causing Infection In Patients

Melbourne researchers have published a paper warning patients who have gone through an open heart surgery about possible infections. The bacteria, Mycobacterium chimaera, can cause serious illness.

Public Health February 15, 2017

Naptime May Be Crucial To Preschoolers' Language Learning

New research has shown that naptime is associated with preschoolers' capacity to learn new words. Children who took naps scored better in tests related to verbs they had learned.

Neuroscience February 14, 2017

Time Flies When You're Having Fun On Facebook: Scientists Explain Why

People tend to lose track of the time they spend on social media. New research has shown that the subjects' perception of time was altered when they were displayed images related to Facebook.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 14, 2017

Obese Girls' Lower Success In School: Are Teachers To Blame?

Obesity among white girls could impact their academic performance. According to new research, teachers tend to evaluate this group with lower grades, especially in subjects such as English.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 13, 2017

Brain Chemistry: The Science Of Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Roll

Researchers have found a correlation between the type of stimulation in the brain that is responsible for pleasure in sexual intercourse, drugs, and music. The same type of chemical response creates all three types of pleasure.

Neuroscience February 11, 2017

Educational Psychology: Math Can Be Fun, Too!

New research has shown that emotional positioning and academic performance are correlated. A longitudinal study carried out in Germany pointed out that children's attitude toward a subject can impact their performance.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 10, 2017

Mirror-Touch Synesthesia: Some People Literally Feel For You

New research has shown that approximately two in every 100 people suffer from mirror-touch synesthesia. The condition involves a phantom feeling of being touched when exposed to a visual stimulus where someone is being touched.

Neuroscience February 9, 2017

Concussions May Affect Driving Ability Even After Symptoms Pass: Study

A concussion can affect a patient's driving ability even after the symptoms are gone, according to new research. The next step of the research is to determine exactly when concussion patients can resume driving.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

How Diet Quality Makes The Fittest Fitter: Study

Two new studies have shown that a balanced diet works best when combined with certain types of exercises. The studies prove that the number of calories is not the only contributing factor when it comes to fitness.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Online Groups Offer Support For People Who Want To Lose Weight

New research pointed out that online forums dedicated to people trying to lose weight offer support to their members. Among the forum posts, the most successful are the confessions.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 8, 2017

Mediterranean Diet May Lower ADHD Risk In Children And Adolescents

New research shows a correlation between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and a lower rate of ADHD diagnosis in children and adolescents. Currently, 3.4 percent of the world's children and adolescents suffer from this condition.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Exercise Not A Key Factor In Weight Control: Study

New research carried out in five different countries, among which the United States, suggests that weight gain may not be influenced by the overall physical activity. According to the study, diet could be more important.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2017

Ammonia Production Sparks New Interest: Scientists Generate Small Electrical Current From Ammonia

Scientists have discovered a new process to create ammonia. Although the results are promising, more research will have to be carried out before employing the new method on an industrial scale.

Energy February 7, 2017

Can Artificial Intelligence Help Extend Life Span? Researchers Turn To AI To Uncover Aging Biomarkers

By using artificial intelligence, Insilico Medicine and Gachon University will collaborate on how best to research aging. The high-end techniques provided by Insilico Medicine will examine how to slow down the natural process.

Biotech February 6, 2017

Chimp Behavior Disturbing Following Death Of Other Chimps, Says ISU Anthropologist

A new scientific report has shown shocking signs of aggressiveness among chimpanzees, after a former leader was killed and assaulted for four hours. According to the anthropologist who published the report, this behavior is highly odd.

Animals February 6, 2017

Two Brain Networks Crucial To Decision-Making Identified

Researchers have found two different neural paths responsible for decision-making processes in humans, related to accuracy and speed. The results of this research could help scientists create better treatment for patients suffering from neurological disorders.

Neuroscience February 6, 2017

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