Neuroscience

'Gut instinct' may have been the GPS of human ancestors

Ask anyone if they remember where they ate the juiciest burger, the sweetest cupcake or the smoothest bisque, and they probably can describe the location in great detail, down to the cross streets, the d├ęcor, and the table ...

Medical research

What's your gut instinct?

It's no secret that diet, exercise, medicine usage, and other habits affect your health and lifestyle, but how they do so is different for everyone. The Internet is filled with opinions on the matter. A quick Google search ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How a data deluge leaves us struggling to make up our minds

We make a huge number of decisions every day. When it comes to eating, for example, we make 200 more decisions than we're consciously aware of every day. How is this possible? Because, as Daniel Kahneman has explained, while ...

Neuroscience

How the gut feeling shapes fear

We are all familiar with that uncomfortable feeling in our stomach when faced with a threatening situation. By studying rats, researchers at ETH Zurich have been able to prove for the first time that our 'gut instinct' has ...

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