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Engaging educational videos elicit similar brain activity in students

Findings could lead to neuroscience-based educational materials.

19 Aug 2019 eNeuro

‘The Nemo effect’ is untrue: Animal movies promote awareness, not harm, say researchers

Exposure to these movies does not increase demand for live animals, but can instead drive information-seeking behaviou.

14 Aug 2019 Ambio

Foraging for information: Machine learning decodes genetic influence over behavior

13 Aug 2019 Cell Reports

Neuroscientists make major breakthrough in 200-year-old puzzle

About 200 years ago, the German physician Ernst Heinrich Weber made a seemingly innocuous observation which led to the birth of the discipline of Psychophysics - the science relating physical stimuli in the world and the sensations they evoke in the mind of a subject. Weber asked subjects to say which of two slightly different weights was heavier. From these experiments , he discovered that the probability that a subject will make the right choice only depends on the ratio between the weights.

12 Aug 2019 Nature Neuroscience

Why stress and anxiety aren’t always bad

Expecting to always feel happy and relaxed a recipe for disappointment, expert says.

10 Aug 2019 2019 American Psychological Association Convention

The physics of dissent and the effects of movement momentum

The higher number of participants on a given day, and the higher the number of protest events in the past week, the higher is the predicted probability of irregular leader change.

5 Aug 2019 Nature Human Behaviour

Maya violent warfare occurred earlier than thought

The authors suggest that these findings challenge theories that extreme violent warfare was limited to the Terminal Classic Period and that it developed as a result of environmental stress and increased competition for limited resources.

5 Aug 2019 Nature Human Behaviour

Jogging and five other exercises ward off weight gain despite ‘obesity genes’

Study of 18,000 Han Chinese assessed exercise impact with five measures of obesity

1 Aug 2019 PLOS Genetics

How humans and chimpanzees travel towards a goal in rainforests

Researchers compare spatial movement patterns of human foragers and chimpanzees towards food locations in dense forest.

30 Jul 2019 Scientific Reports

How to consider nature’s impact on mental health in city plans

Interacting with nature is starting to be recognized as one way to improve mental health.

24 Jul 2019 Science Advances

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