Medical research

Exploring how lipids and cholesterol relate to Alzheimer's

Professor Jing Xu and her students study extremely tiny motor proteins, but their work could make a huge contribution to the growing body of knowledge about Alzheimer's and other diseases that progressively destroy brain ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anticipating performance can hinder memory

Anticipating your own performance at work or school may hinder your ability to remember what happened before your presentation, a study from the University of Waterloo has found.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists suss out the secrets of human screams

Humans may be the only species on Earth to build a whole industry off well-timed cinematic screams, but the act of screaming itself is common in many animals ranging from frogs and foxes, to birds, rabbits, goats, and nonhuman ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Does awe lead to greater interest in science?

"The joy of science lies in pondering the magnificent and seeking answers to the unknown," writes Jonathon McPhetres, a Ph.D. candidate in psychology at the University of Rochester, and the author of a new study published ...

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