Public Library of Science

How does the brain measure time?

Researchers at the University of Minnesota's Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR) have found a small population of neurons that is involved in measuring time, which is a process that has traditionally been difficult ...

Oct 30, 2012
popularity 4 / 5 (7) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

Moles linked to risk for breast cancer

Cutaneous nevi, commonly known as moles, may be a novel predictor of breast cancer, according to two studies published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Jiali Han and colleagues from Indiana University and Ha ...

Jun 10, 2014
popularity 4.8 / 5 (4) | comments 0

Caffeine improves recognition of positive words

Caffeine perks up most coffee-lovers, but a new study shows a small dose of caffeine also increases their speed and accuracy for recognizing words with positive connotation. The research published November 7 in the open access ...

Nov 07, 2012
popularity 5 / 5 (3) | comments 0 | with audio podcast