Psychology & Psychiatry

Higher voice pitch makes female faces appear younger

Psychologists and biologists around Christina Krumpholz and Helmut Leder from the University of Vienna investigated whether voice pitch can influence how female faces are evaluated. Their conclusion: a higher voice does indeed ...

Neuroscience

Making a memory positive or negative

Researchers at the Salk Institute and colleagues have discovered the molecule in the brain responsible for associating good or bad feelings with a memory. Their discovery, published in Nature on July 20, 2022, paves the way ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Five ways to manage your doomscrolling habit

Doomscrolling, according to Merriam-Webster, is "the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening, or depressing." For many it's a habit born of the pandemic—and ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Humans run at the most energy-efficient speed, regardless of distance

As race season approaches, many runners have the same goal: go faster. But in a study publishing April 28 in the journal Current Biology, researchers show that speeding up might require defying our natural biology. By combining ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Why the brain needs to get out and about

We are all at home in familiar surroundings. Not only is this boring but it can also have a negative influence on our learning, explains cognitive neuropsychologist Judith Schomaker. "Discovering new environments gets our ...

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