News tagged with physiology

Getting an expected award music to the brain's ears

Several studies have shown that expecting a reward or punishment can affect brain activity in areas responsible for processing different senses, including sight or touch. For example, research shows that these brain regions ...

Sep 25, 2013
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Transmitting future asthma by smoking today

Asthma is a serious public health problem. An estimated 300 million people worldwide suffer from this sometimes deadly lung disease, a number expected to increase to 400 million by 2025. One well-established risk factor for ...

Sep 20, 2013
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