Simply moving the eyes triggers the eardrums to move too, says a new study by Duke University neuroscientists. The researchers found that keeping the head still but shifting the eyes to one side or the other sparks vibrations in the...
Credit: University of Leicester A genetic 'switch' has been discovered by MRC researchers at the University of Leicester which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. In a paper published in the journal Cell Death and Differentiation,...
A new study suggests an intriguing strategy to boost memory for what you've just learned: hit the gym four hours later. The findings reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on June 16 show that physical exercise after...
A new study by a Florida State University researcher shows that both a lack of stimulation in the workplace and a dirty working environment can have a long-term cognitive effect on employees. "Psychologists say that the brain is a muscle,...
Being good at math relates to better financial and medical outcomes -- unless you don't have confidence in your own abilities with numbers, new research suggests. In two studies, researchers found that the key to success in personal finances and...
Although commonly associated with psychiatric disorders, healthy people can also have visual hallucinations after taking drugs, being sleep deprived or suffering migraines. Credit: Flickr/Guy Mayer   A new method for inducing visual hallucinations in healthy individuals could lead to new treatments...
A child wearing a device that measures electrical activity in the brain chooses between doors on a computer screen. Choosing one door wins points while the other results in a loss of points. Washington University researchers have found that...
A study of over 6.5 million Ontario residents raises public health concerns about the impact of air pollution and noise. Credit: Public Health Ontario and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences Dementia is more common in people who live within...
What does drinking beer really do? A new study has shown that drinking beer affects the way we see specific emotions and allows us to see happy faces faster. It also has surprising effects on sexual perception. These results*...
A team of researchers has discovered that serotonin (5-HT) and arginine-vasopressin (AVP) act in opposite ways in males and females to influence aggression and dominance.Image Credit:Flickr/Kathryn The brain regulates social behavior differently in males and females, according to a new...
Babies find it easier to learn words with repetitive syllables rather than mixed sounds, a study suggests. Assessments of language learning in 18-month-olds suggest that children are better at grasping the names of objects with repeated syllables, over words with...