Neuroscience

Decision to give a group effort in the brain

A monkey would probably never agree that it is better to give than to receive, but they do apparently get some reward from giving to another monkey.

Neuroscience

The brain area with which we interpret the world

Usually, the different areas in the cerebrum take on a very specific function. For example, they process our movements or things we see or hear, i.e. direct physical information. However, some areas of the brain come into ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

War songs and lullabies behind origins of music

Love is not the reason why we sing and create symphonies—at least not the primary reason, according to a new evolutionary theory of the origins of music.

Genetics

Potential autism biomarker found in babies

A biological marker in infants that appears to predict an autism diagnosis has been identified in a small study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

Health

Improve balance by lightening up about posture

Your parents told you to sit up straight. Your fitness trainer tells you to engage your core. Turns out it might be bad advice—and it could inadvertently increase the risk of falls in older adults.

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Social sciences

The social sciences are the sciences, or the systematic knowledge-bases or prescriptive practices capable of resulting in a prediction or predictable type of outcome, relating to the social improvement of the community; a department in the more general extended field is Sociology. The social sciences initially were constituted of five fields: Jurisprudence and Amendment of the Law; Education; Health; Economy and Trade; Art. The contemporary field of science comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups, animals and individuals; This includes anthropology, archaeology, communication studies, cultural studies, demography, economics, human geography, history, linguistics, media studies, political science, psychology, and social work.

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