60-Second Mind

60-Second Mind

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2/14/2015
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Choosing a user name starting with a letter appearing earlier in the alphabet is just one scientifically vetted way to increase the odds of turning an online encounter into a first date. Christopher Intagliata reports Details
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2/07/2015
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High-calorie and exceedingly pleasurable foods appear to change rat brain rewards circuitry, causing the rodents to continue to seek such fare. Erika Beras reports Details
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1/31/2015
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Parkinson’s patients derived more benefits from a salt solution they were told was an expensive drug than from the same solution when it was described as being cheap medication. Karen Hopkin reports Details
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12/30/2014
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Of studies presented at conferences, those that found a cognitive benefit to bilingualism were almost twice as likely to get published in journals as were studies finding no benefit. Karen Hopkin reports   Details
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12/20/2014
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Implicit bias against another race lessened after volunteers experienced themselves via virtual reality as a member of that race. Karen Hopkin reports   Details
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12/15/2014
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Levels of a protein fragment in the blood paralleled how long head injuries benched hockey players. Ingrid Wickelgren reports Details
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12/08/2014
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If you're in an up mood, you may walk more energetically. But a study finds that purposefully walking more energetically may improve your mood. Christie Nicholson reports   Details
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11/09/2014
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Subjects who kept pace with a walking colleague estimated a potential enemy to be smaller and lighter than did other walkers who were not marching. Karen Hopkin reports   Details
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11/03/2014
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Young adults who’d had highly controlling parents were less able to stress their own viewpoints to a friend or partner in confident and productive ways. Daisy Yuhas reports   Details
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9/29/2014
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Absence from work due to illness increased dramatically for those who slept less than six hours or more than nine hours per night. Christie Nicholson reports   Details
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9/06/2014
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The direction of your gaze when looking at someone offers an unconscious, automatic giveaway of whether your initial reaction is romance or sex. Christie Nicholson reports Details
01:33
8/30/2014
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People who had to strike up conversations on a subway later reported feeling happier than those who didn’t. Christie Nicholson reports. Details
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8/24/2014
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Survey subjects rated life experiences as making them happier and as a better use of money than buying objects. But they actually spent their cash on material goods, whose value is more easily quantifiable. Erika Beras reports Details
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8/16/2014
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Children who experience neglect, abuse and/or poverty can have smaller amygdalas and hippocampuses, brain regions involved in emotion and memory, compared with kids raised in nurturing environments. Christie Nicholson reports   Details
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8/12/2014
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Monkeys trained to play fixed video games made moves indicating that they expected certain patterns to occur. Erika Beras reports   Details
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7/28/2014
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Researchers studying anesthetized rats discovered a handful of activity patterns that may mark the path to consciousness after anesthesia. Karen Hopkin reports   Details
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6/23/2014
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Our ability to pinpoint pain varies across the body, and in a specific pattern. Christie Nicholson reports   Details
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6/02/2014
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Researchers could tell what sounds blindfolded volunters were hearing by analyzing activity in their visual cortexes. Christie Nicholson reports   Details
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5/21/2014
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Thirty-three families allowed themselves to be recorded for up to six nights. Parents who said they supported corporal punishment did it often and with little provocation. Christie Nicholson reports   Details
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5/14/2014
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In a study covering five different countries, subjects reported feeling best on the days when they practiced what are considered extroverted actions. Christie Nicholson reports   Details
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