How Food Choices Are Influenced by Memories

food choice

The influence of memory on food choice is mediated by increasing communication between the relevant brain areas, suggests a new study by psychologists at the University of Basel. By offering different foods and using scans to track brain activity, researchers were able to show that the stronger our memory is of a certain food, the […] Read More

Inauthenticity Can Make You Feel Immoral And Impure

inauthenticity

The nned for authenticity, living in accordance with our sense of self, emotions, and values, may be so fundamental that we actually feel immoral and impure when we violate our true sense of self, new research suggests The sense of impurity, in turn, may lead us to act in cleansing or charitable ways as a […] Read More

sleep tracker gadget

As much as 40 percent of children are experiencing a variety of sleep problems, and parents are now turning to specialized gadgets and smartphone apps. But can your smartphone really help you get a good night's sleep? And are these new devices' information accurately reflecting children’s rest? That has not yet been determined. Pediatricians are […] Read More

syntactic alignment

People with similar views tend to more closely mirror, or align with, each other's speech patterns, a new study shows. Futhermore, people who are better at compromising align more closely. As social creatures, we tend to mimic each other's posture, laughter, and other behaviors, including how we speak, explained study coauthor Florian Jaeger, of the […] Read More

stuttering thythm deficit

Children who stutter have difficulty perceiving a beat in music-like rhythms, researchers have found. The difficulty could account for their halting speech patterns. The findings have implications for treating stuttering, which affects 70 million people worldwide, co-author Devin McAuley, professor of psychology at Michigan State University, said: "Stuttering has primarily been interpreted as a speech […] Read More