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Making sense of the seneses: 'Context' matters when the brain interprets sounds
The brain s interpretation of sound is influenced by cues from other senses, explaining more precisely how we interpret what we hear at a particular moment, according to a report published in Nature Neuroscience online Oct. 31. In the new study in mice, researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center found that nerve cells dedicated to hearing also rely on surrounding context to properly interpret and react to familiar sounds. What the brain hears depends on wha ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Getting into the flow: Sexual pleasure is a kind of trance
EVANSTON, Ill. --- Many people have speculated on the evolutionary functions of the human orgasm, but the underlying mechanisms have remained mysterious. In a new paper, a Northwestern University researcher seeks to shed light on how orgasm works in the brain. Adam Safron, a neuroscientist and Ph.D. candidate in the psychology department s Brain Behavior Cognition program in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern, reviewed related studie ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Oct 31
Thinking of Loved Ones Lessens Our Need to “Reconnect” Through Anthropomor...
Reminding people of their close, caring relationships can reduce their tendency to anthropomorphize objects as a way of feeling socially connected, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The study replicates and extends earlier findings showing that people who report feeling lonely are more likely to ascribe humanlike characteristics to inanimate objects than those who aren t ...
Psychological Science - Mon. Oct 31
Zayn Malik Gets Candid On Why He Chose To Talk About His Anxiety
Zayn Malik is writing about his experience with anxiety disorder and it couldn rsquo t be more on point.
Huffington Post - Mon. Oct 31
Ancient strain of cholera likely present in Haiti since colonial era
A non-virulent variant of the deadly Vibrio cholerae O1 strain has likely been present in Haitian aquatic environments for several hundred years, with the potential to become virulent through gene transfer with the toxigenic strain introduced by UN peacekeepers, according to research published today by scientists at the University of Florida s Emerging Pathogens Institute. Since the 2010 earthquake and cholera epidemic in Haiti, researchers have debated wh ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Oct 29
Study: Pop-culture news helped destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirth
BUFFALO, N.Y. - Celebrity news reports over the past four decades appear to have contributed to the changing makeup of the traditional American family by helping to destigmatize out-of-wedlock childbirths in the United States, according to a study by a University at Buffalo sociologist. Celebrities typically did not apologize for getting pregnant outside of marriage, says Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk, an assistant professor of sociology. But the family model also ...
EurekAlert - Sat. Oct 29
Men Who Refuse to Go Down on Women
There are women who don t like to perform fellatio. A lot has been written about this topic. Less has been written about the reverse issue men who don t like or refuse to perform cunnilingus. Davide Lomino writes as follows on Vice Italy I m a 31-year-old, married, heterosexual man and I don t like to eat pussy. It s something that I don t do and that I have always tried to avoid in the past. [...] I love vaginas I just don t like licking them. I know a lo ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 29
Emotions and Rationality in Leadership
McKinsey Quarterly has published recently an interview with Nobel laureate Eric Maskin and myself on leadership , decision-making and the role emotions and rationality play in both. I am bringing here the full interview. _________________________________________________________ A Nobel Prize winner and a leading behavioral economist offer common sense and counterintuitive insights on performance, collaboration , and innovation . The confluence of economics ...
Psychology Today - Sat. Oct 29
In low- to middle-income countries, barriers to cleft lip and palate surgery p...
October 28, 2016 - Charitable organizations perform more than 80 percent of cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries in Vietnam--reflecting the complex and persistent barriers to surgical care in low- to middle-income countries LMICs , according to a study in the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reg , the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ASPS . Facing structural, financial, and cultural barriers to cleft ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 28
High-frequency spinal cord stimulation provides better results in chronic back...
October 28, 2016 - For patients with severe, chronic back and leg pain, a new high-frequency spinal cord stimulation SCS technique provides superior clinical outcomes, compared to conventional low-frequency SCS, reports a clinical trial in the November issue of Neurosurgery , official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . The new HF10 technique offers lasting reductions in back and leg pain after ot ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 28
Study finds that sleep apnea therapy has positive impact on hypertensive patie...
DARIEN, IL - A new study shows that positive airway pressure PAP therapy for sleep apnea may have a positive impact on sleep-related functional outcomes among patients who also suffer from hypertension. The findings suggest that untreated sleep apnea may explain the quality of life impairments reported by many patients with high blood pressure. Results show consistent improvement of patient-reported outcomes in response to PAP therapy for sleep apnea in hy ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 28
What's the best treatment for positional plagiocephaly in infants? CNS publish...
October 28, 2016 - Physical therapy--with helmet therapy if needed--is the recommended treatment for most infants with position-related flattening of the skull plagiocephaly , according to a new set of clinical guidelines in the November issue of Neurosurgery , official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons CNS . The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer . Evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of positional plagiocephaly are necessary and ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 28
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