Psychology & Psychiatry

Children as young as 4 eat more when bored, study shows

A new study carried out at Aston University has shown that children as young as 4 years old eat 79% more calories when they are bored, compared to when they are in a neutral mood.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Social media algorithms exploit how humans learn from their peers

In prehistoric societies, humans tended to learn from members of our ingroup or from more prestigious individuals, as this information was more likely to be reliable and result in group success. However, with the advent of ...

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Eating

Eating is the ingestion of food to provide for all organism their nutritional needs, particularly for energy and growth. Animals and other heterotrophs must eat in order to survive: carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plants, omnivores consume a mixture of both plant and animal matter, and detritivores eat detritus. Fungi digest organic matter outside of their bodies as opposed to animals that digest their food inside their bodies. Eating is an activity of daily living.

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