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Age, obesity, dopamine appear to influence preference for sweet foods

For people with obesity, the brain's reward system may be operating differently than those who are not obese. Credit: © Jocelyn & Cathy / Flickr As...

Differences in male, female brain activity found when it comes to...

Cooperation -- between family members, friends, coworkers and even governments around the world -- is viewed as a cornerstone of human society. But not...

You are not as anonymous as you think online

You may not be anonymous as you think you are online; reveals a new study published on Frontiers in ICT. Your browsing behavior can...

Money really does matter in relationships

From an evolutionary perspective, conditional mating strategies helped our ancestors maximize their reproductive success. Credit: © Keoni Cabral / Flickr Our romantic choices are not...

How our emotions affect store prices

Let's say you've just found a nice jacket in a store and are deciding whether to buy it. It's a little pricey, so should...

Mom’s voice activates many different regions in children’s brains, study shows

Children's brains are far more engaged by their mother's voice than by voices of women they do not know, a new study from the...

What causes déjà vu?

You walk into a room and suddenly your brain goes fuzzy with an overwhelming wave of familiarity -- although this is a totally new...

How the brain produces consciousness in ‘time slices’

EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding of how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model, consciousness arises...

Transcranial direct current stimulation can boost language comprehension

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) can alter our language processing, allowing for faster comprehension of meaningful word combinations, according to new research. How the human...

Social responsibility promotes conservative risk behavior

Individuals make more conservative choices when the decisions they make affect other people, according to a new study from The University of Texas at...

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