memory and perception

Smartphone Addiction in Late Adolescence May Increase Risk for Depression, Loneliness

Smartphone Addiction in Late Adolescence May Increase Risk for Depression, Loneliness

A new study suggests young people who are hooked on their smartphones may be at an increased risk for depression and loneliness. University of Arizona investigators designed the study to...
Sleep Habits Can Impact College Grades

Sleep Habits Can Impact College Grades

MIT researchers have discovered a strong relationship between students’ grades and how much sleep they get. Furthermore, the time a student goes to bed and the consistency of their sleep...
Athletes’ Mild Brain Injuries Can Lead to ‘Leaky’ Blood-Brain Barrier

Athletes’ Mild Brain Injuries Can Lead to ‘Leaky’ Blood-Brain Barrier

An international team of researchers has found that, even in mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), teen and adult athletes may sustain damage to the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the brain’s
Strong Linguistic Ability Tied to Reduced Risk of Dementia

Strong Linguistic Ability Tied to Reduced Risk of Dementia

People who speak four or more languages have a significantly reduced risk of developing dementia, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo in Canada. The research examined...
Around The World, Kindness Tops Qualities Sought In A Mate

Around The World, Kindness Tops Qualities Sought In A Mate

A new UK study finds one of the top qualities we look for in a long-term partner is kindness. Researchers from Swansea University queried over 2,700 college students from across...
Long Bouts of Poverty Linked to Early Aging

Long Bouts of Poverty Linked to Early Aging

How well we age can be influenced by genetics, lifestyle and environment, but a new Danish study finds that our financial situation is also important. Research from the Center for...
Slower Growth in Working Memory Linked to Teen Car Crashes

Slower Growth in Working Memory Linked to Teen Car Crashes

A new study finds that adolescent brain development may play a critical role in whether a teenager is more likely to be involved in a car crash, the leading cause...
Positive Social Relationships Can Boost Self-Esteem and Vice Versa

Positive Social Relationships Can Boost Self-Esteem and Vice Versa

New research finds that having close friends boosts self-esteem and having high self-esteem improves the quality of your friendships. This finding of a bi-directional benefit between self-esteem and
Exercise May Slow Brain Degeneration in Those at High Risk for Alzheimer’s

Exercise May Slow Brain Degeneration in Those at High Risk for Alzheimer’s

Exercising several times a week may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical...
Sharing Your Goals is Fine – With The Right Person

Sharing Your Goals is Fine – With The Right Person

In a new series of studies, investigators discovered people showed greater goal commitment and performance when they told their goal to someone they believed had higher status than themselves. Ohio...
Happy Couples May Just Argue Smarter

Happy Couples May Just Argue Smarter

Even the happiest couples argue, and new research suggests those couples judiciously pick their fights, choosing issues that have clear solutions. A focus on more solvable problems may serve as...
Blood Pressure Drug May Improve Brain Function in Autism

Blood Pressure Drug May Improve Brain Function in Autism

A new pilot study finds that propranolol — a beta-blocker drug commonly prescribed to lower heart rate, control blood pressure and/or reduce physical anxiety could provide cognitive and social
Advice For Introverts: Faking Extraversion Could Make You Happier

Advice For Introverts: Faking Extraversion Could Make You Happier

Emerging research may provide sage advice for introverts as investigators discovered “forced extraversion” for a prolonged time period improves well-being. So, for introverts, faking it as an

Life Helper: Don’t Make Major Decisions When Hungry

New research from Scotland supports the notion that hunger can influence our thoughts — and suggesting that we delay making important decisions when we are hungry. Researchers from the University...
Smartphone Games Used to Detect Cognitive Decline

Smartphone Games Used to Detect Cognitive Decline

A new study from the U.K. finds that popular cellphones games could provide a new tool to help doctors spot early signs of cognitive decline. Cognitive decline refers to the...
Drinking Tea May Improve Brain Health

Drinking Tea May Improve Brain Health

Regular tea drinkers have better organized brain regions compared to non-tea drinkers, according to a new study led by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS). In particular,
Routine Sparring in Boxing Tied to Short-Term Cognitive Problems

Routine Sparring in Boxing Tied to Short-Term Cognitive Problems

Routine sparring in boxing can lead to short-term impairments in brain-to-muscle communication and decreased memory performance, according to a new study from the University of Stirling in Scotland.
Distractions Can Change Perceptions of What is Real

Distractions Can Change Perceptions of What is Real

A new study shows that distractions might change our perception of what’s real, making us believe we saw something different from what we actually saw. “We wanted to find out...
Teen Fun-Seeking Has Social Risks and Benefits

Teen Fun-Seeking Has Social Risks and Benefits

A new study finds that participation in risky behavior during adolescence can lead to more risk taking, but it may also lead to an enhanced concern for the rights, feelings...
Parent Burnout Not Good for Parent or Child

Parent Burnout Not Good for Parent or Child

For most people, the term “burnout” is associated with a job or career, but new research now suggests individuals can become burnt out when the daily stress of parenting becomes...