Psychology & Psychiatry

Passive exposure can speed up learning, new research shows

Learning a new skill takes deliberate practice over time, but passive exposure to the subject matter at hand can help speed up the process, new University of Oregon research in mice suggests.


Why bilinguals may have a memory advantage—new research

Think about being in a conversation with your best friend or partner. How often do you finish each other's words and sentences? How do you know what they are going to say before they have said it? We like to think it is romantic ...


Young people in affluent areas drink more alcohol, study finds

A La Trobe University study examining Australia's heavy drinkers has found that young people 14- to 24-years-old living in higher socio-economic areas are more likely to drink higher quantities of alcohol than those from ...

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