Health

Fun moves for better agility

(HealthDay)—Agility, or the ability to react quickly to change without losing your balance, is an important skill not only for playing sports, but also for everyday living.

Health

Breaking the smoking-drinking connection

(HealthDay)—Smoking and drinking often go hand-in-hand, stimulating pleasure centers in the brain. But there's even more to this unhealthy relationship than meets the eye.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why people have lateral preferences when kissing and hugging

Typically, a person will initiate a hug with the right hand. Similar preferences are also present in other forms of social touch. The question of handedness plays a role in the process. However, it is not the only relevant ...

Neuroscience

Left, right and center: mapping emotion in the brain

According to a radical new model of emotion in the brain, a current treatment for the most common mental health problems could be ineffective or even detrimental to about 50 percent of the population.

Other

Why aren't you a lefty?

In graduate school, I earned beer money by modelling for life drawing classes in various art departments. (Don't judge, grad school doesn't pay well and beer isn't free.) In the long hours standing around, I would survey ...

Other

Cricket players more successful when batting the 'wrong' way

Cricket batsmen who bat the 'wrong' way have a stunning advantage according to new research published in the scientific journal Sports Medicine. Batsmen who adopt a reversed stance (right-handed people who bat left-handed, ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hand size appears to stay constant, providing natural 'ruler'

People tend to perceive their dominant hand as staying relatively the same size even when it's magnified, lending support to the idea that we use our hand as a constant perceptual "ruler" to measure the world around us. The ...

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