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Mind & Brain 211Ʊ
October 29, 2020

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Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study ...
A research team has discovered that during memory consolidation, there are at least two distinct processes taking place in two different brain networks -- the excitatory and ...
Though researchers have long known that adults build unconscious biases over a lifetime of making choices between things that are essentially the same, a new study finding ...

Got Fatigue? Study Further Pinpoints Brain Regions That May Control It

Using MRI scans and computer modeling, scientists say they have further pinpointed areas of the human brain that regulate efforts to deal with ...
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Average Body Temperature Among Healthy Adults Declined Over the Past Two Decades

In the nearly two centuries since German physician Carl Wunderlich established 98.6°F as the standard 'normal' body temperature, it has been used by parents and doctors alike as the ...

Paracetamol Poisonings Up

In 2003, the painkiller paracetamol became available in Switzerland in tablets with a higher dose of the active ingredient. This correlates with an increase in cases of paracetamol poisoning in the ...

Judges' Decisions in Sport Focus More on Vigor Than Skill

Researchers analyzed almost 550 men's and women's mixed martial arts contests, using data collated for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and found the rate at which competitors fight is ...

Most Dentists Have Experienced Aggression from Patients

Roughly half of US dentists experienced verbal or reputational aggression by patients in the past year, and nearly one in four endured physical aggression, according to a new ...

Neuron-Based Gene Expression Study Reveals Insights on Fear and Its Regulation

The expression of a gene called CREB in certain neurons may function as a switch to regulate feelings of fear and its ...

Can Scientists Take the STING out of Common Respiratory Viruses?

Scientists have made a curious discovery about a well-known human protein that helps the immune system fight viral infections. Researchers found that one class of viruses actually requires this ...

State Gun Laws May Help Curb Violence Across State Lines: Study

Researchers find that strong state firearm laws are associated with fewer firearm homicides -- both within the state where the laws are enacted and across state lines. Conversely, weak firearm laws ...

Hard Physical Work May Significantly Increase the Risk of Dementia

Men in jobs with hard physical work have a higher risk of developing dementia compared to men doing sedentary work, new research reveals. The researchers therefore urge the health authorities to make ...

War Songs and Lullabies Behind Origins of Music

Love is not the primary reason humans developed music. A new evolutionary theory of the origins of music argues more evidence supports music coming from the need for groups to impress allies and ...

Divide and Conquer :A New Formula to Minimize 'Mathemaphobia'

Maths - it's the subject some kids love to hate, yet despite its lack of popularity, mathematics is critical for a STEM-capable workforce and vital for current and future productivity. New ...

Single Brain Region Links Depression and Anxiety, Heart Disease, and Treatment Sensitivity

Over-activity in a single brain region called the subgenual anterior cingulate cortex (sgACC) underlies several key symptoms of mood and anxiety disorders, but an antidepressant only successfully ...

Nearly One in Three Young Adults in the US Does Not Know Common Stroke Symptoms

Nearly 30% of U.S. adults younger than 45 don't know all five of the most common stroke symptoms, according to a recent survey. Hispanic adults, people not born in the U.S. and less educated ...

Happiness and the Evolution of Brain Size

Serotonin can act as a growth factor for the stem cells in the fetal human brain that determine brain ...

COVID-19 Anxiety Linked to Body Image Issues

A new study has found that anxiety and stress directly linked to COVID-19 could be causing a number of body image issues. The research, which involved 506 UK adults, found that worries linked to ...

How Genetic Variation Gives Rise to Differences in Mathematical Ability

DNA variation in a gene called ROBO1 is associated with early anatomical differences in a brain region that plays a key role in quantity representation, potentially explaining how genetic variability ...

How'd We Get So Picky 211Ʊ Friendship Late in Life? Ask the Chimps

When humans age, they tend to favor small circles of meaningful, already established friendships rather than seek new ones. People are also more likely to lean toward positive relationships rather ...

COVID-19 Infection May Be Part of a 'Perfect Storm' for Parkinson's Disease

Can COVID-19 infection increase the risk of developing Parkinson's disease? That's the question posed by a new commentary that explores three known case studies of people developing ...

How Herpes Infection May Impair Human Fetal Brain Development

Three cell-based models shed light on how herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection, which can spread to the fetal brain during pregnancy, may contribute to various neurodevelopmental ...

Stigma Impacts Psychological, Physical Health of Multiracial People

Policy changes can help to fight stigmas of multiracial Americans, one of the fasting growing minority groups in the United States according to a new ...

Tracer Molecule May Improve Imaging Tests for Brain Injury

Researchers have validated a new radiolabeled molecule that can be used with imaging tests to accurately detect and characterize brain ...

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