Hole in the Head: Golf and Perception

Psychologists have found that golfers who’ve played well perceive the hole as bigger than it really is. As this ScienCentral video explains, the researchers also found those who did poorly saw the hole as smaller than it really is.


Organ Age Reversal

For the first time, researchers have prevented the typical age-related decline in a whole organ, allowing old mice to have livers that function as if they were young.


Your Brain On Jazz

Scientists have discovered that a large expanse of a musician’s brain “shuts off” while improvising music. Here’s a note-worthy study of the human brain.


Diet Food Backfire

Trying to cut calories at that fourth-of-July barbecue? Diet foods and drinks may not be the answer. New research shows foods with no calories just aren’t as satisfying.

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Tip of the Tongue Learning

When you can’t quite remember a tricky word or somebody’s name, trying to excavate it from your memory might be the worst thing you can do, according to new psychology research.


Seeing Hungry

Ghrelin, the chemical in your stomach that causes hunger, also changes how your
brain perceives food.

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Magnetic Brain Boost

Lack of sleep often comes at times when we need to perform at our best. Now brain researchers studying how sleep deprivation impairs memory have found a potential remedy.

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Lead and Alzheimer’s

New research provides early evidence of a link between lead and Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Brain Size and Alzheimer’s

Researchers now say that having a big brain may protect you from the memory-stealing symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease, even if you have the brain plaques associated with the disease.

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Snakes on the Brain

New research by psychologists suggests we’re born ready to look for snakes. As this ScienCentral News video reports, a series of experiments showed that people, even toddlers, tend to recognize and locate a snake faster than other plants and animals.



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