Neuroscience

Mental rest and reflection boost learning, study suggests

A new study, which may have implications for approaches to education, finds that brain mechanisms engaged when people allow their minds to rest and reflect on things they've learned before may boost later learning.

Neuroscience

Researchers record brainwaves to measure 'cybersickness'

If a virtual world has ever left you feeling nauseous or disorientated, you're familiar with cybersickness, and you're hardly alone. The intensity of virtual reality (VR)—whether that's standing on the edge of a waterfall ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Mass screening method cuts COVID-19 testing costs

Using a new mathematical approach to screen large groups for COVID-19 could be around 20 times cheaper than individual testing, a study suggests.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Thinking about germs makes people concerned about how they look

Simply thinking about potential infection seems to increase people's concerns about their own physical appearance, especially if they are chronic germ worriers, according to new research in Psychological Science. The findings ...

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