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Friday, 29 May 2015
Do you become impulsive when you're upset? If so, this could be putting you at risk for binge eating. According to Kelly Klump, professor of psychology at Michigan State University and senior author...
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Neuroscientists identify a brain circuit that controls decisions that induce high anxiety. Some decisions arouse far more anxiety than others. Among the most anxiety-provoking are those that involve...
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Scientists use optogenetics to reactivate memories that could not otherwise be retrieved. Memories that have been “lost” as a result of amnesia can be recalled by activating brain cells with light....
Thursday, 28 May 2015
Dinosaurs grew as fast as your average living mammal, according to a research paper published by Stony Brook University paleontologist Michael D’Emic, PhD. The paper, to published in Science on May...
Thursday, 28 May 2015
In the most extensive survey of its kind ever conducted, a team of scientists have found an unambiguous link between the presence of supermassive black holes that power high-speed, radio-signal-...
Thursday, 28 May 2015
If you’re a musician, this sounds too good to be true: UChicago psychologists have been able to train some adults to develop the prized musical ability of absolute pitch, and the training’s effects...

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Sleep is important for long lasting memories, particularly during this exam season. Research publishing in PLOS Computational Biology suggests that sleeping triggers the synapses in our brain to both...