Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mapping the good and the bad of pandemic-related restrictions

Pandemics bring pain. But so do the prescriptions for containing them: From school closures to total lockdowns, every government-mandated approach to blunting the impact of COVID-19 involves a trade-off between lives saved ...

Neuroscience

The (neuro)science of getting and staying motivated

There is no question that motivation is one of the hardest and yet important factors in life. It's the difference between success and failure, goal-setting and aimlessness, well-being and unhappiness. And yet, why is it so ...

Neuroscience

Can sleep protect us from forgetting old memories?

From lowering your risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease to improving your concentration and overall daily performance, sleep has been proven to play a critical role in our health. In a new study, researchers at University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Economists develop computer model for coronavirus measures

How do the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus crisis impact the economy? What measures are suitable to minimize the number of people infected and killed by SARS-CoV-2? And how are these two dynamics related? Academics ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Exploring the neural underpinnings of mind wandering

Mind wandering occurs when a person's attention shifts from things that are happening in her present environment to internal thought processes. For instance, while cooking or attending a lesson, one might start thinking about ...

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