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Deeper calls, smaller balls
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 22, 2015 - Across the animal kingdom, males hoot and holler to attract females and ward off competing suitors. Now, a new study finds that male howler monkeys with deeper calls have smaller testicles - and vice versa, according to researchers from universities of Utah, Cambridge and Vienna and other institutions. In the cover story of Current Biology s new issue, the research team provides the first evidence of a tradeoff between two t ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
Flying ants mate close to home and produce inbred offspring
Ant queens stay close to home in their hunt for a mate and as a result produce thousands of inbred offspring, a study led by a University of Exeter biologist has found. The research, published this week in the journal American Naturalist , found that that the queen will often only fly as far as 60 metres before finding a mate, and as a result may well be related to him. A queen mates only once, can live up to 30 years, and will continue re-producing long a ...
EurekAlert - Fri. Oct 23
When Dissent at Work Is a Good Idea
Nowadays, many corporate cultures value harmony and teamwork above all else This desire to keep things peaceful discourages dissent and encourages employees not to rock the boat.
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 22
How Much Are Your Shoes Really Costing You?
In my graduate-level business school class on pricing strategies, one recurring theme is the idea that when buying a product, any price that shoppers encounter or pay can be terribly misleading. Anytime you make a purchase decision, a product s price should have little weight in whether you should buy it or not. In fact, more often than not, using price alone will lure you into buying things that are far more expensive for you than you think.
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 22
5 Ways to Cultivate Curiosity and Courage in the Workplace
Something is killing curiosity in the American workplace and if nothing is done to reverse the trend, the real casualty will be innovation. No one is doing this deliberately, of course. But new research shows that curiosity is lagging in American workplaces, and by reversing some common managerial mistakes, leaders can unleash the problem-solving, possibility-creating power of curious people. Here are the top five ways leaders kill curiosity at work often ...
Psychology Today - Thu. Oct 22
Many Seniors Given Antipsychotic Meds, Despite Potential Problems
Antipsychotic drug use in American seniors increases with age, a new study cautions. The researchers found that the percentage of people aged 80 to 84 who received a prescription for an antipsychotic drug was twice that of people aged 65 to 69. This increase is occurring despite the known risks of serious side effects such as stroke, kidney damage, and death, they added. The results of the study suggest a need to focus on new ways to treat the underlying c ...
Healthday - Thu. Oct 22
Antipsychotics use among older adults increases with age
Despite known risks of serious side effects, especially in older adults, the fraction of seniors treated with antipsychotic medications increases with age, researchers have found. Such medications may be appropriate for treating certain mental disorders, yet more than three-quarters of seniors receiving an antipsychotic prescription in 2010 had no documented clinical psychiatric diagnosis during the year. Further, among those who did have a diagnosed menta ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 22
Children who take antibiotics gain weight faster than kids who don't
Kids who receive antibiotics throughout the course of their childhoods gain weight significantly faster than those who do not, according to new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research. The findings, published online Oct. 21 in the International Journal of Obesity , suggest that antibiotics may have a compounding effect throughout childhood on body mass index BMI , a measure often used to determine whether someone is at a healthy weight. Yo ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 22
Study reveals how brain multitasks
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center say they have added to evidence that a shell-shaped region in the center of the mammalian brain, known as the thalamic reticular nucleus or TRN, is likely responsible for the ability to routinely and seamlessly multitask. The process, they suggest, is done by individual TRN neurons that act like a switchboard, continuously filtering sensory information and shifting more or less attention onto one sense -- like sigh ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 22
Prevalence of marijuana use disorders rises as marijuana use more than doubles...
October 21, 2015 -- Marijuana use in the United States more than doubled over the period from 2001-2002 to 2012-2013, while the increase in disorders associated with marijuana use was almost as large for that period. Deborah Hasin, PhD, professor of clinical epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center, and colleagues found that nearly 3 out of 10 marijuana users experienced a marijuana use disorder of abuse or ...
EurekAlert - Thu. Oct 22
Small Acts of Generosity and the Neuroscience of Gratitude
Gratitude is defined as, the quality of being thankful readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Millennia ago, Cicero proclaimed that gratitude was the mother of all virtues. Seneca spoke of gratitude as being a fundamental motivational drive that was critical for building interpersonal relationships. Recent studies have shown that generosity and gratitude go hand in hand both at a psychological and neurobiological level. Generosity and g ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 20
Family risk of breast cancer does not affect psychosocial adjustment among pre...
PHILADELPHIA - Girls from families with a history of breast cancer, or genetic mutations that increase the risk of a breast cancer diagnosis, seem to adjust just as well as other girls when it comes to general anxiety, depression and overall psychosocial adjustment, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the Children s Hospital of Philadelphia. However, the study also found that girls from at-ri ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 20
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