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  • July 21, 2015
  • 05:28 PM
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Cognition And Perception Are Separate After All?

by Neuroskeptic in Neuroskeptic_Discover

Can our beliefs, motivations and emotions influence our visual perception? Are cognition and perception ultimately inseparable?



A lot of recent psychological research says "yes" to the question. For instance, it has been claimed that carrying a heavy backpack makes a hill look - not just feel - steeper. Other researchers say that feeling sad makes things seem darker - not just metaphorically, but literally.

However, according to a new paper by Yale psychologists Chaz Firestone & Br... Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 05:12 PM
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Younger Black Men With Breast Cancer Have Higher Mortality Rate

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Helmneh Sineshaw, MD, MPH Senior Epidemiologist, Health Services Researcher American Cancer Society, Inc Atlanta, GA 30303 MedicalResearch: What is the background for this study? Dr. Sineshaw: Male breast cancer is a rare disease, and its incidence rate is … Continue reading →
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  • July 21, 2015
  • 04:55 PM
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Precision Antibodies Target Defective Protein in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Model

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Fernando Goni, PhD MS Adjunct associate professor Department of Neurology, Center for Cognitive Neurology NYU School of Medicine NYU Langone Medical Center Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. … Continue reading →
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  • July 21, 2015
  • 03:43 PM
  • 86 views

Drawing a line between quantum and classical world

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Quantum theory is one of the great achievements of 20th century science, yet physicists have struggled to find a clear boundary between our everyday world and what Albert Einstein called the “spooky” features of the quantum world, including cats that could be both alive and dead, and photons that can communicate with each other across space instantaneously.... Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 02:37 PM
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Chitotriosidase hurts chitin-makers and indicates inflammatory diseases

by Rosin Cerate in Rosin Cerate

Five years prior to noticing a fungus eating its way across a slice of bacteria-laden agar and setting in motion a marked decline in human mortality from infections, Alexander Fleming smeared a bit of snot on an agar slice and found an enzyme capable of corroding bacterial cell walls. He named this enzyme lysozyme due to its effect on bacterial colonies (lyso- = dissolving). Lysozyme is present in tears, mucus, saliva, and human milk, providing an early line of defence against disease-causing ba........ Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 01:24 PM
  • 74 views

Watch Out for the Experienced Study Participant

by amikulak in Daily Observations

When conducting psychology studies online or in the lab, researchers might not think about participants’ past experiences as a research subject. But research published in Psychological Science suggests that these […]... Read more »

Chandler, J., Paolacci, G., Peer, E., Mueller, P., & Ratliff, K. (2015) Using Nonnaive Participants Can Reduce Effect Sizes. Psychological Science, 26(7), 1131-1139. DOI: 10.1177/0956797615585115  

  • July 21, 2015
  • 12:29 PM
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Mediterranean Diet and Alzheimer's Disease Prevention

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

There is an urgent need to identify strategies to prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.The role of diet as a prevention strategy is controversial. Some research evidence supports a role for a Mediterranean diet in cognitive health and dementia prevention.A recent brain imaging study adds to this evidence. Dr. Lisa Mosconi and colleagues at New York University School of Medicine completed a cross-sectional study of brain magnetic resonance imaging and diet........ Read more »

Mosconi L, Murray J, Tsui WH, Li Y, Davies M, Williams S, Pirraglia E, Spector N, Osorio RS, Glodzik L.... (2014) Mediterranean Diet and Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Assessed Brain Atrophy in Cognitively Normal Individuals at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. The journal of prevention of Alzheimer's disease, 1(1), 23-32. PMID: 25237654  

  • July 21, 2015
  • 12:17 PM
  • 75 views

Plants Murder Bugs to Pay Their Bodyguards

by Elizabeth Preston in Inkfish



It's not only carnivorous plants that bugs have to watch out for. Sure, if an ant tumbles into a pitcher plant or a spider stands in the open maw of a Venus flytrap, we know what's coming next. But certain innocent-looking plants—perhaps very many of them, even including ones in your own yard—murder hosts of insects that they have no plans to eat. They lure passing bugs into a slow death, then exchange their corpses with other insects for protection.

One of these plants is the serp........ Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 09:20 AM
  • 68 views

Living Off Nothing But Coffee

by Bill Sullivan in The 'Scope

Like coffee? Unbelievably, there is a beetle that lives on nothing but coffee! The coffee berry borer consumes toxic levels of caffeine without even getting jittery. Researchers have figured out why, and the answer may lead to a way to stop this pest from destroying the coffee crop.... Read more »

Ceja-Navarro, J., Vega, F., Karaoz, U., Hao, Z., Jenkins, S., Lim, H., Kosina, P., Infante, F., Northen, T., & Brodie, E. (2015) Gut microbiota mediate caffeine detoxification in the primary insect pest of coffee. Nature Communications, 7618. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8618  

  • July 21, 2015
  • 04:58 AM
  • 49 views

Your personality can invite loneliness, and loneliness can shape your personality

by BPS Research Digest in BPS Research Digest

It's often assumed that personality is largely fixed, like your height or shoe size. But a better analogy might be between personality and body weight. After all, like an expanding waist span, there's evidence that personality changes as we get older. And just as we can strive to lose weight, there's evidence we can intentionally change our personalities.Now Marcus Mund and Franz Neyer at the Institute of Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University, Jena in Germany have explored two fa........ Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 03:16 AM
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Early pregnancy maternal hypothyroxinemia and offspring ADHD symptoms

by Paul Whiteley in Questioning Answers

"Children exposed to maternal hypothyroxinemia in early pregnancy had more ADHD [attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder] symptoms, independent of confounders. This finding suggests that intrauterine exposure to insufficient thyroid hormone levels influences neurodevelopment in offspring."That was the bottom line reported by Thiago Modesto and colleagues [1] looking at how "mild thyroid hormone insufficiency" in early pregnancy might link into offspring behavioural outcomes a few........ Read more »

  • July 21, 2015
  • 12:05 AM
  • 78 views

Increased Risk of Acute Lower Extremity Injury For Up To a Year Following Concussion

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

College athletes are nearly 2 times more likely to sustain an acute lower extremity injury for up to 1-year post concussion compared with a year before the concussion.... Read more »

  • July 20, 2015
  • 09:56 PM
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Despite Notification, Most High Risk Patients Do Not Seek Further Breast Cancer Evaluation

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Alison L. Chetlen, D.O. Associate Professor, Department of Radiology Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA 17033 Medical Research: What is the background for this study? Dr. Chetlen:  Breast cancer risk assessment provides a means … Continue reading →
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  • July 20, 2015
  • 08:13 PM
  • 24 views

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Improves Motor Nerve Function After Spinal Cord Injury

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Michael Lee  PhD MPhty MChiro BSc Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney Clinical Neurophysiologist, The Brain & Mind Research Institute, The University of Sydney Research Affiliate, Neuroscience Research Australia Neurology Research … Continue reading →
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MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr Michael Lee. (2015) Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Improves Motor Nerve Function After Spinal Cord Injury. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 03:13 PM
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Aging Adults Benefit From Exposure To Green and Blue Spaces

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Jessica Finlay M.A. Department of Geography, Environment and Society University of Minnesota MN Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Natural environments are known to promote physical, mental, and … Continue reading →
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  • July 20, 2015
  • 03:04 PM
  • 27 views

Family History of Lupus Is Strong Risk Factor For Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Changfu Kuo MD PhD Division of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, and Dermatology School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan Medical Research: What is the background … Continue reading →
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Dr. Changfu Kuo. (2015) Family History of Lupus Is Strong Risk Factor For Lupus and Other Autoimmune Diseases. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 02:54 PM
  • 59 views

Rationality and the machina economicus

by neuroecology in Neuroecology

Science magazine had an interesting series of review articles on Machine Learning last week. Two of them were different perspectives of the exact same question: how does traditional economic rationality fit into artificial intelligence? At the core of much AI work … Continue reading →... Read more »

  • July 20, 2015
  • 02:25 PM
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Non-Psychotropic Cannabis Extract May Promote Bone Healing

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Yankel Gabet, DMD, PhD Department of Anatomy and Anthropology Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University Tel Aviv Israel Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Gabet: Cannabis affects … Continue reading →
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  • July 20, 2015
  • 01:32 PM
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Older Sexually Active Adults Report Better Quality of Life

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Alan J. Gow PhD, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, FHEA Associate Professor in Psychology School of Life Sciences Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh Taylor-Jane Flynn, who conducted the research is a recent graduate in psychology from Heriot-Watt, and is about … Continue reading →
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Dr. Alan J. Gow PhD, CPsychol, CSci, AFBPsS, FHEA. (2015) Older Sexually Active Adults Report Better Quality of Life. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • July 20, 2015
  • 12:48 PM
  • 99 views

Research investigates whether solar events could trigger birth defects on Earth

by Dr. Jekyll in Lunatic Laboratories

Studies find airplane crews at high altitude are exposed to potentially harmful levels of radiation from cosmic rays. But could these cosmic rays pose hazards even at sea level? In recent years, research has suggested congenital birth defects down on Earth’s surface could be caused by these “solar particle events” — spikes in cosmic rays from the sun that touch off the northern lights and sometimes hamper communications or the electric power grid.... Read more »

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