Psychology

Psychologists explain the broccoli paradox

Psychologists explain the broccoli paradox

If we think our friends really enjoy eating broccoli, we are less likely to consume it ourselves. That is one of the conclusions of research...
Daily crosswords linked to sharper brain in later life

Daily crosswords linked to sharper brain in later life

The more regularly people report doing word puzzles such as crosswords, the better their brain function in later life, a large-scale and robust online...
How Porn affects Your Sexual Function

How porn affects your sexual function

In a recent study, scientists find that men who prefer pornography to real-world sexual encounters might find themselves caught in a trap. They are unable...
First evidence for higher state of consciousness

First evidence for higher state of consciousness

Scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase...
Marijuana and vulnerability to psychosis

Marijuana and vulnerability to psychosis

Going from an occasional user of marijuana to a weekly or daily user increases an adolescent's risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159...
The surprising trend in extramarital sex in America

The surprising trend in extramarital sex in America

Older Americans are cheating more on spouses, U professor finds. America's generation gap is surfacing in a surprising statistic: rates of extramarital sex. Older Americans are...
5 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

5 ways to keep your memory sharp

The way you live, what you eat and drink, and how you treat your body affect your memory as well as your physical health...
5 Ways to Protect Your Memory from Dementia

5 ways to protect your memory from dementia

Over time, small behaviors can do big things for your brain. Read on for a healthy memory toolkit. Many middle-aged adults are concerned about developing...
How gut bacteria may influence our emotion

How gut bacteria may influence our emotion

Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be the first time that behavioral and neurobiological...
Hey Siri, an ancient algorithm may help you grasp metaphors

Hey Siri, an ancient algorithm may help you grasp metaphors

Ask Siri to find a math tutor to help you "grasp" calculus and she's likely to respond that your request is beyond her abilities. That's...

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