- Is ESP Real? Harvard Scientists Say They Have Settled The Debate
Psychologists at Harvard University using neuroimaging say they have resolved the century-old debate over the existence of Extra-Sensory Perception(ESP)- and it doesn't exist. The research was led by Samuel Moulton, a graduate student in the departmen ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 3 2008 - 10:11pm
- Imagination In Elderly Linked To Memory Decline
Most children are able to imagine their future selves as astronauts, politicians or even superheroes; however, many older adults find it difficult to recollect past events, let alone generate new ones. A new Harvard University study reveals that the abilit ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 7 2008 - 12:16pm
- Autism Study Focuses On Chromosome 16 And Discovers 100-Fold Greater Prevalence
Population studies indicate that up to 90 percent of cases of autism and what are referred to as autism spectrum disorders have some genetic component, but only 10 percent of cases can be attributed to known genetic and chromosomal syndromes. Since several ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2015 - 11:01am
- Study: Bisexuality In Women Not Just A College Experimental Phase
Bisexuality in women appears to be a distinctive sexual orientation and not a transitional stage that some women adopt "on their way" to lesbianism or as a temporary phase in otherwise heterosexual behavior, according to new research in Developme ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 16 2008 - 1:26am
- Visual Crowding: Why Even Familiar Faces Are Difficult To Spot In Groups
Why is it difficult to pick out even a familiar face in a crowd? We all experience this, but the phenomenon has been poorly understood until now. The results of a recent study may have implications for individuals with face-recognition disorders and visual ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 18 2008 - 12:18pm
- Counter-Intuitive: Sleep Helps Us By Weakening Brain Connections, Say Researchers
Plasticity, the brain's ability to change in response to its environment, is at the heart of learning. After being awake, your brain needs sleep to refresh, research says. A new theory from University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Dr. Chiara Cirell ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 20 2008 - 4:01pm
- The Brain Activity Difference Between Creative And Non-Creative Problem Solvers
Why do some people solve problems more creatively than others? Are people who think creatively somehow different from those who tend to think in a more methodical fashion? These questions are part of a long-standing debate, with some researchers arguing th ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 30 2008 - 12:09am
- Sexual Image And Drug Craving Signals Linked In Brain Imaging Study
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), scientists have discovered that cocaine-related images trigger the emotional centers of the brains of patients addicted to drugs, even when the subjects are unaware they’ve seen anything- and the regions ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 30 2008 - 2:52am
- Nifty Side Effect: Deep Brain Stimulation For Obesity Causes Boost In Memory
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, which is used to treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, is now being studied for its potential to treat a variety of conditions. For example, DBS of the hypothalamus has been used to treat cluster head ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 30 2008 - 3:05am
- Even Your Three Year-Old Has Their Own Internal GPS System
Studies have shown that children do not accurately use landmarks to orient themselves until about the age of six but those studies were done in an artificial environment. A new study taking place in a natural environment disputes that finding and says even ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 30 2008 - 11:52am