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The brain can detect diseases in others using different senses
In a study led by study researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, it was found that the human brain is more developed at detecting diseases in others and avoiding the disease than previously thought. Combating diseases is the primary function of the immune system, but it has long been thought... 阅读更多
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What happens neurologically when a person processes new information?
Offering deeper insights into the mechanics of learning, researchers at the University of Texas at Austin analyzed how dynamic shifts in a person's knowledge influence decision making. The researchers used brain decoding techniques to determine the level of information available to a person while... 阅读更多
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Is the Internet affecting human memory?
A team of researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz and University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign studied the effect of Internet usage on our memory. According to them, we have come to rely heavily on the Internet to access information and to aid our memory. Terming this as “cognitive... 阅读更多
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Researchers propose an in-depth study of the drug ecstasy or MDMA
Researchers Robert Malenka and Boris Heifets at Stanford University have expressed the need for an in-depth study of the drug ecstasy, scientifically known as MDMA. According to the pair, the workings of the MDMA drug in humans have not been studied well. The drug is classified as Schedule -1,... 阅读更多
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Babies’ cuteness linked to evolutionary mechanism to ensure survival
Why are babies cute? A group of researchers at the University of Oxford have found the answer to this question. According to them, the appealing sight and smell of babies is a protective mechanism that ensures their survival at a time when they are completely dependent. Their cuteness attracts our... 阅读更多