» Busy pictures hinder reading ability in children
28/09/20 13:05 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study shows extraneous images draw attention from text, reducing comprehension in beginning readers.

» Pets linked to maintaining better mental health and reducing loneliness during lockdown, new research shows
26/09/20 18:52 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Sharing a home with a pet appeared to act as a buffer against psychological stress during lockdown, a new survey shows.

» What new research reveals about rude workplace emails
25/09/20 15:36 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study finds that rude emails at work can lead to significant distress for employees. Researchers say that 'active' email rudeness is overloaded with strong negative emotions. By comparison, 'passive' email rudeness leaves people st...

» Research challenges conventional wisdom about key autism trait
25/09/20 15:36 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study into the causes of sensorimotor impairments prevalent among autistic people could pave the way for better treatment and management in the future, say psychologists.

» Age restrictions for handguns make little difference in homicides, study finds
25/09/20 15:36 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
In the United States, individual state laws barring 18- to 20-year-olds from buying or possessing a handgun make little difference in the rate of homicides involving a gun by people in that age group, a new study has found.

» During pandemic, racism puts additional stress on Asian Americans
25/09/20 15:36 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
People of Asian ancestry face yet another set of challenges posed by racism and xenophobia which has soared during the COVID-19 pandemic.

» How do Americans view the virus? Anthropology professor examines attitudes, perceptions of COVID-19
25/09/20 15:36 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study looks at how Americans' attitudes and responses have changed during the time of the pandemic and how to many people, the virus is not a biological agent but instead a malicious actor.

» Low level alcohol use during pregnancy can impact child's brain development
25/09/20 15:34 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study finds any alcohol use during pregnancy, even low levels, is associated with subtle, yet significant behavioural and psychological effects in children including anxiety, depression and poor attention.

» Primate brain size does not predict their intelligence
25/09/20 15:33 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A research team has systematically investigated the cognitive abilities of lemurs, which have relatively small brains compared to other primates. Conducting systematic tests with identical methods revealed that cognitive abilities of lem...

» COVID-19 spurs anxious, upsetting dreams
25/09/20 15:33 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
The anxiety, stress and worry brought on by COVID-19 is not limited to daytime hours. The pandemic is affecting our dreams as well, infusing more anxiety and negative emotions into dreams and spurring dreams about the virus itself, parti...

» Loneliness levels high during COVID-19 lockdown
24/09/20 18:16 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
During the initial phase of COVID-19 lockdown, rates of loneliness among people in the UK were high and were associated with a number of social and health factors, according to a new study.

» How deep learning can advance study of neural degeneration
24/09/20 18:16 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Researchers have demonstrated the utility of artificial intelligence (AI) in identifying and categorizing neural degeneration in the model organism C. elegans. The tool uses deep learning, a form of AI, and should facilitate and expedite...

» Twinkling, star-shaped brain cells may hold the key to why, how we sleep
24/09/20 18:15 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
A new study suggests that star-shaped brain cells known as astrocytes could be as important to the regulation of sleep as neurons. The study builds new momentum toward ultimately solving the mystery of why we sleep and how sleep works in...

» Job security, finances strongly related to increased anxiety during pandemic
24/09/20 17:53 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
For people still employed during the COVID-19 pandemic, job insecurity and financial concern are associated with greater symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to a new study.

» Researchers explore how the human brain is so resilient
24/09/20 17:53 from ScienceDaily: Mind & Brain News
Future technology may be able to monitor and modify the brain to produce enhanced team performance, while increasing the efficiency and accuracy of decisions.

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