Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers find that the unexpected is a key to human learning

The human brain's sensitivity to unexpected outcomes plays a fundamental role in the ability to adapt and learn new behaviors, according to a new study by a team of psychologists and neuroscientists from the University of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research shows why you should believe your eyes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Changes in a person's eyes can show that they've seen something before, even when they're pretending they haven't, research by University of Sussex doctoral student Becky Heaver reveals.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study: Older adults more willing to wait for gains

Older adults, compared with younger adults, tend to report they are more upbeat and that their emotions and mental health do not interfere with their work and social life. That better mental health allows them to wait longer ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Patients who don't follow treatments hurt dialysis clinics' pay

Dialysis clinics that provide care to kidney disease patients who cannot or will not follow their prescribed treatments will be penalized under a new Medicare payment system, according to a study appearing in an upcoming ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Research Probes What it Takes to Spot Wanted Fugitives

(PhysOrg.com) -- When asked to be on the lookout for a fugitive, only a small percentage of participants in University of Arkansas studies spotted the wanted man or woman, even with the promise of a financial reward.

Psychology & Psychiatry

How honest are you at work?

(Medical Xpress)—A new study has revealed we are basically honest. The research by the University of Oxford and the University of Bonn suggests that it pains us to tell lies, particularly when we are in our own homes.

Cardiology

Program that pays for weight loss seems to pay off

Modest financial incentives offered over an extended period of time were significantly more likely to encourage sustained participation in a weight-loss program and long-term maintenance of weight loss than an identical program ...

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