Neuroscience

Reprogramming brain cells enables flexible decision-making

Greetings without handshakes, mandatory masks in trains, sneezing into elbow crooks—the COVID-19 pandemic dramatically illustrates how important it can be for humans to shed habitual behaviors and to learn new ones. Animals, ...

Neuroscience

Distraction diminishes the taste of food

If you eat while distracted, you may experience less taste because your brain processes the taste of the food less effectively. This effect has been demonstrated by brain researchers at the Donders Institute of Radboud University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mice 'detectives' hint at how humans read between the lines

Some people are annoyingly good at "reading between the lines." They seem to know, well before anyone else, who is the killer in a movie, or the meaning of an abstract poem. What these people are endowed with is a strong ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Children's mental health is affected by sleep duration

Depression, anxiety, impulsive behavior and poor cognitive performance in children is effected by the amount of sleep they have researchers from the University of Warwick have found.

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