Unravelling the genetic and environmental influences on trust
In this fascinating study, researchers look at how trust is associated with genetics, social and economic benefits, and how better understanding these could be used to improve community wellbeing.
Why we hate to wait
Why are some of us willing to pay extra to have a task completed ahead of time, or work additional hours more when it allows us to achieve closure sooner? Read what the researchers have to say.
The brain is 'programmed' for learning from people we like
Why are we more inclined to form connections and take on knowledge from information presented by people we favor? This article looks at how information is delivered and how memory comes into play.
ADHD gives entrepreneurs an edge
Companies are looking for candidates with cognitive differences because they’re very skilled at certain tasks. Those with ADHD are known to be more curious, creative, imaginative and innovative.
Bullied teens' brains show chemical change associated with psychosis
What changes in the brain occur when someone is bullied and how can we stem any potential damage that may occur later in life? Read what the researchers have to say.
How the brain responds to reward is linked to socioeconomic background
If your brain tells you there’s a high chance you’re going to receive a reward, will it motivate you to collect more rewards? This article looks at how our environment can influence our behavior.
Learning for life: The higher the level of education, the lower the risk of dying
While the benefits of education are greatest for young people, those over 50 years still benefit from the protective effects of education.
The future is sleep-deprived
How much sleep do we need? Even when sleep is mildly deficient, there are measurable negative changes in how we react to everyday events.
Thinking about God inspires risk-taking for believers
Do those who believe God will protect them from negative consequences, feel more confident in pursuing dangerous activities because of a perceived safety net?
Want to make better decisions? Ask for less information, not more
This article investigates the trade-off between simplicity and complexity in decision making.
Living in a disadvantaged neighborhood affects food choices, weight gain and the microstructure of the brain
This article looks beyond the environments in which we live and choices we make, and discusses the far reaching influences on our brains' development.
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