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Study of chess player performance over many years suggests brain peaks at age 35

A trio of researchers from Institut Polytechnique Paris, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat München, and Erasmus University has found evidence suggesting that cognitive abilities in humans peak at age 35 and begin to decline ...

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A fraction of a second is all you need to feel the music

The brain does not necessarily perceive the sounds in music simultaneously as they are being played. New research sheds light on musicians' implicit knowledge of sound and timing.

Psychology & Psychiatry

You're not done with banana bread—a psychologist reveals all

During the first pandemic lockdowns at the start of 2020, social media was flooded with pictures of homemade banana bread as people turned to baking in lieu of socialising. Now with many places reintroducing or anticipating ...

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Cannabis reduces OCD symptoms by half in the short-term

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, report that the severity of their symptoms was reduced by about half within four hours of smoking cannabis, according to a Washington State University study.

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From findings to therapy: Why doctor-patient talk is central

Developing a medical indication is an everyday process but still lacks a precise definition. In clinical practice, the process is informed by medical expertise and the condition of the individual to be treated. According ...

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COVID: Women are less likely to put themselves in danger

The increased adherence of women to coronavirus policies may be one of the reasons for the lower vulnerability and mortality that they experienced, compared to men, in the early phase of the epidemic. "Policymakers who promote ...

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Safe sex or risky romance? Young adults make the rational choice

Astudy published in the journal Psychological Science found that young adults—contrary to how they are sometimes portrayed in the media—tend to make highly rational decisions when it comes to selecting potential romantic ...

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LGBTQ+ campus centers 'more important than ever' argue scholars

'Essential services' is a phrase that has become commonplace in the era of COVID-19. In a new commentary piece, scholars from Lehigh University and Ohio State University argue that LGBTQ+ college and university campus resource ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Early trauma influences metabolism across generations

People who live through traumatic experiences in childhood often suffer long-lasting consequences that affect their mental and physical health. But moreover, their children and grandchildren can also be impacted as well. ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines Medicaid and adults on the autism spectrum

While much attention has been paid to the increasing prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among U.S. children and adolescents, less is known about the population of adults with ASD. Medicaid is an important health ...