Psychology & Psychiatry

Using humor to help toddlers learn

We all know that laughter is the best medicine, but a team of French scientists has discovered that using humor also appears to help toddlers learn new tasks, reports a new study in the journal Cognition and Emotion.

Other

The rise of cognitive enhancers is a mass social experiment

Want to sign up for a massive human experiment? Too late. You're already a lab rat. There was no ethics approval or informed consent. You weren't asked, you never signed up, and now there's no easy way to opt out.

Neuroscience

Neuroscientists literally change the way we think

Does your mind wander when performing monotonous, repetitive tasks? Of course! But daydreaming involves more than just beating back boredom. In fact, according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Research project aims at early diagnosis of memory disorders

The PredictND project, started by European research organisations, aims at developing and validating new procedures for the earlier diagnosis of memory disorders and for detecting individuals at high risk of developing memory ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Change, conflict act as milestones of life memorie

(Medical Xpress)—What will your kids remember about the life stories you tell them? New University of Alberta research shows that they're likely to be able to recall transitional moments you share with them, be it promotions ...

Neuroscience

Clouds in the head

Many brain researchers cannot see the forest for the trees. When they use electrodes to record the activity patterns of individual neurons, the patterns often appear chaotic and difficult to interpret.

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