Vegetarians and vegans pay heed: New research shows plants know when they’re being eaten. And they don’t like it. That plants possess an intelligence is not new knowledge, but according to Modern Farmer, a new study from the University of Missouri shows plants can sense when they are being eaten and send out defense mechanisms to try to stop it from happening. The study was … Read More
Easing Brain Fatigue With a Walk in the Park
Scientists have known for some time that the human brain’s ability to stay calm and focused is limited and can be overwhelmed by the constant noise and hectic, jangling demands of city living, sometimes resulting in a condition informally known as brain fatigue.
How meditating may help your brain
When you’re under pressure from work and family and the emails don’t stop coming, it’s hard to stop your mind from jumping all over the place. But scientists are finding that it may be worth it to train your brain to focus on something as simple as your breath, which is part of mindfulness meditation. A new study, published in … Read More
Embodied Emotion Perception
Amplifying and Dampening Facial Feedback Modulates Emotion Perception Accuracy Abstract How do we recognize the emotions other people are feeling? One source of information may be facial feedback signals generated when we automatically mimic the expressions displayed on others’ faces. Supporting this “embodied emotion perception,” dampening (Experiment 1) and amplifying (Experiment 2) facial feedback signals, respectively, impaired and improved people’s … Read More
Don’t panic — meditation can help
By focusing on breathing, you can wake up from the anxieties of everyday life.
Study: Adults with ADHD are more creative
Adults with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder may have trouble balancing their checkbook, but are more creative, U.S. researchers say. Holly White of Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Fla., and Priti Shah of the University of Michigan gave 60 college students — half of them with ADHD — a series of tests measuring creativity across 10 domains. The study, published in the … Read More
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