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While not necessarily reality, perception can cause reality to evolve
New Orleans, LA - In an invited perspective published January 6, 2017, in Science , Hamilton Farris, PhD, Associate Professor-Research at LSU Health New Orleans Neuroscience Center of Excellence, finds that the key insight of an important study by Nachev, et al. is that perception can drive the evolution of observable traits. The study integrated field and laboratory experiments with computer simu ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Deeper than obesity: A majority of people is now overfat
Just in time for those making New Year s resolutions, researchers take a closer look on the current data to suggest up to 76 percent of the world s population is overfat. This amounts to an astonishing 5.5 billion people. The overfat pandemic has not spared those who exercise or even compete in sports, says lead author of the study Dr. Philip Maffetone, CEO of MAFF Fitness Pty Ltd, who collaborate ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Common antioxidant may guard against liver disease, says CU Anschutz researcher
AURORA, Colo. Jan. 3, 2017 - A common antioxidant found in human breast milk and foods like kiwi fruit can protect against nonalcoholic fatty liver disease NAFLD in the offspring of obese mice, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ, is a natural antioxidant found in soil and many foods and enriched in human breast milk, sai ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Identifying children at risk of eating disorders is key to saving lives
Spotting eating disorder symptoms in children as young as nine years old will allow medics to intervene early and save lives, experts say. A team from Newcastle University has identified that girls and boys with more eating disorder symptoms at age nine also had a higher number of symptoms at age 12. A new study published in the academic journal, Appetite , reveals the need to treat eating disorde ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Relationship between patients with clinical auditory neuropathy spectrum disor...
Hearing loss - a form of auditory neuropathy - is the most prevalent sensory disease in humans, caused by a variety of genetic and environmental factors. Auditory neuropathy is a complex set of disorders and needs to be studied and understood in a multidisciplinary context. The non-syndromic hearing loss is about 70 of hereditary cases. Different inheritance patterns are observed, but theautosomal ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Gambling addiction triggers the same brain areas as drug and alcohol cravings
Gambling addiction activates the same brain pathways as drug and alcohol cravings, suggests new research. The study, by international scientists including researchers from Imperial College London, suggests targeting these brain pathways may lead to future treatments for the condition. The findings, published in the journal Translational Psychiatry , also suggest connections between the parts of th ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Not feeling the music
Have you ever met someone who just wasn t into music They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population. Researchers at the University of Barcelona and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between cortical regions r ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Researchers identify factors associated with stopping treatment for opioid dep...
Boston --Individuals with opioid use disorder who are treated with buprenorphine, a commonly prescribed drug to treat addiction, are more likely to disengage from treatment programs if they are black or Hispanic, unemployed, or have hepatitis C according to a study published online in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment . Like other chronic, life-long medical conditions such as hypertension o ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Women as decorative accessories: Keep silent or take a stance?
How do Italian women react once they are made aware that using bikini-clad models draped over sports cars or scantily dressed actresses on television actually degrades and objectifies the female sex into mere sexual objects Most become angry and want to support protests against such female sexual objectification, says Francesca Guizzo of the University of Padova in Italy, lead author of a study in ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Females seeking a sex partner can tell whether males experienced stress during...
BINGHAMTON, NY - Sexual preference is influenced by males adolescent social stress history and social status, according to a research team including Nicole Cameron, assistant professor of psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. Cameron, along with Cheryl McCormick from Brock University in Ontario, Canada, tested the hypotheses that social stress in adolescence decreases ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Jan 7
Delusional misidentification: Mistaking your mom for a stranger
Delusional misidentification syndromes are a group of rare disorders that result in bizarre delusions. For the first time, neuroscientists have uncovered the neuroanatomy that underlies these strange experiences.
Medical News Today - Sat. Jan 7
Do People Really Change?
Personality is a word used to describe traits that are consistent across time and place. For example, we expect a highly extraverted person to be outgoing at home, at work, and at school. While personality is not a perfect predictor of behavior, it does give us a general idea of how someone is likely to think and act. The authors of a new review article note that personality can change over long p ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Jan 7
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