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What does your voice say about you?

Everyone has at some point been charmed by the sound of a person's voice: but can we believe our ears? What can a voice really...

Physicists reveal how motion can be generated by frustration

When two people want different things, frustration is inevitable. But these non-reciprocal interactions can also occur not just between people, but in the natural world. In...

Mimes help us ‘see’ objects that don’t exist

When we watch a mime seemingly pull rope, climb steps, or try to escape that infernal box, we don't struggle to recognize the implied...

This personality trait linked to Parkinson’s disease

In a new study from the Florida State University, researchers found that the personality trait neuroticism is consistently associated with a higher risk of...

Mindfulness can make you selfish: Buffalo study shows

Mindfulness and meditation are linked to reducing stress and anxiety while increasing emotional well-being. But how does mindfulness affect the range of human behaviors—so-called prosocial...

Doing this can help you have a longer, healthier life

In a new study, researchers found that when people feel they have resolved an argument, the emotional response linked to that disagreement is strongly...

Writing by hand may help improve memory

In a new study, researchers found that writing on physical paper can lead to more brain activity when remembering the information an hour later. Contrary...

A stress-free life may harm your cognitive functions

Stress is a universal human experience that almost everyone deals with from time to time. But in a new study, scientists found that not only...

What happens in your brain when you ‘lose yourself’ in fiction

Could you see yourself as a Viking warrior that you read about in a book? If you count yourself among those who lose themselves in...

This fruit may boost cognitive function in overweight people

In a new study, researchers found that a diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults who are overweight...