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Quantifying creativity to expand it? Better art begins with better understanding
Do different painting materials affect the creation of children's paintings? (2020-06-22)
A fair reward ensures a good memory
By deciphering the neural dialogue between the brain's reward and memory networks, a new study demonstrates that the lasting positive effect of a reward on the ability of individuals to retain a variety of information. (2020-06-17)
A Neandertal from Chagyrskaya Cave
Until now, only the genomes of two Neandertals have been sequenced to high quality: one from Vindjia Cave in modern-day Croatia and one from Denisova Cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains. (2020-06-17)
AI management can benefit the growing online workforce
USC research shows that gig workers and others in the new crowdwork economy need more autonomy and clear purpose in online tasks to perform at a high level -- advantages that AI assistance offers. (2020-05-26)
How exposure to negative feedback in influences goal-directed consumer behaviors
Threats to self-esteem and negative feedback are pervasive in today's society. (2020-05-26)
Study: Women entrepreneurs are more motivated by social impact than money
A new study from researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Columbia sheds light on the attributes that drive different types of entrepreneurs. (2020-05-20)
Inspiring stories from women like themselves helped these moms improve their diet
When researchers asked prospective study participants who they would like to see in videos promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors, the answer was unequivocal: They wanted to see themselves -- that is, other mothers living in low-income households who were overweight or obese. (2020-05-20)
Just read my face, baby
Are you good at reading your partner's emotions? Your perceptiveness may very well strengthen your relationship. (2020-05-20)
The brain's facial recognition area doesn't differentiate outgroup members
A quirk in how the brain processes faces makes it harder to tell members of a racial outgroup apart, according to new research published in eNeuro. (2020-05-18)
Parents that know a child's preferences can assertively guide exercise
A parent who knows a child's preferences and participates in the activities can guide the child assertively without diminishing the child's enthusiasm for physical activity and exercise. (2020-05-15)
Are our brains hard-wired for longing?
A new brain imaging study of prairie voles -- which are among only about 5% of mammalian species besides humans who are monogamous -- found that when it comes to forming bonds, longing may be as important as being together. (2020-05-11)
A talk with your GP may prevent cardiovascular disease
Having a general practitioner (GP) who is trained in motivational interviewing may reduce your risk of getting cardiovascular disease. (2020-04-14)
How dopamine drives brain activity
Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that can track dopamine levels, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences distant brain regions. (2020-04-01)
Ritalin and similar medications cause brain to focus on benefits of work, not costs
New research from cognitive neuroscientists at Brown and Radboud universities has pinpointed how stimulants such as Ritalin and Adderall can change people's motivation to complete difficult tasks. (2020-03-19)
Not finding new goals post-retirement associated with greater cognitive decline
Certain middle-aged and older adults, especially women who tend to disengage from difficult tasks and goals after they retire, may be at greater risk of cognitive decline as they age, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2020-03-16)
Instagram makes it easier to exercise
People who followed researchers' motivational posts on Instagram got more enjoyment out of their training sessions. (2020-03-16)
Buffed-up avatars deter us from exercising hard
An award-winning paper from the University of Bath shows people perform better in VR exercise games when they compete against a realistic avatar of themselves. (2020-03-13)
How brain biology promotes starvation in patients with anorexia nervosa
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in brain circuitry that contribute to starvation and weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa. (2020-03-12)
Sorry, Einstein: Hard workers may make better role models than geniuses
Role models are important for aspiring scientists, but new research suggests that scientists who are known for their hard work -- like Thomas Edison -- are more motivating than scientists who are viewed as naturally brilliant, like Albert Einstein. (2020-03-11)
Rats avoid to hurt other rats
In a new paper published in the leading scientific journal Current Biology, a team of neuroscientists of the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience shows that male and female rats show harm aversion. (2020-03-05)
Men can smell when a woman is sexually aroused
University of Kent research suggests that men can distinguish between the scents of sexually aroused and non-aroused women. (2020-03-03)
High sugar diet may impair metabolic health & maternal care after pregnancy
Rats on a high sugar diet during pregnancy have altered levels of sex steroid hormones and dopamine in their brains, which may lead to behavioural changes that can affect care of offspring and motivation, as well as increasing the risk of diabetes and liver disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2020-02-28)
Do girls read better than boys? If so, gender stereotypes may be to blame
A new longitudinal study of fifth and sixth graders in Germany examined the relation between classmates' gender stereotypes and individual students' reading outcomes to shed light on how these stereotypes contribute to the gender gap in reading. (2020-02-26)
Thwarting hacks by thinking like the humans behind them
Research from Michigan State University reveals the importance of pinpointing a hacker's motive to predict, identify and prevent cyberattacks. (2020-02-05)
Study provides insight into 'rapport-building' during victim interviews
A University of Liverpool research paper, published in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, provides details of the approaches needed to help build rapport with victims of crime during interviews. (2020-01-22)
Internet use reduces study skills in university students
Research conducted at Swansea University and the University of Milan has shown that students who use digital technology excessively are less motivated to engage with their studies, and are more anxious about tests. (2020-01-17)
How the brain balances pleasure and pain
The region of the brain called the ventral pallidum balances signals that either excite or inhibit neurons to influence the motivation of an animal to seek pleasure or avoid pain. (2019-12-31)
A molecular map of the brain's decision-making area
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have come one step closer toward understanding how the part of our brain that is central for decision-making and the development of addiction is organized on a molecular level. (2019-12-24)
New study shows how patients' health values can impact vital pelvic floor treatment
Researchers and health professionals in Swansea have revealed the value women put on their own health can have a direct effect on the success of medical treatment for pelvic floor problems. (2019-12-20)
Chiton mollusk provides model for new armor design
The way the scale armor works is that when in contact with a force, the scales converge inward upon one another to form a solid barrier. (2019-12-10)
Smoking cessation treatment targets adolescents
The primary focus of smoking cessation research has been adults in the past, but a new study in JAMA Pediatrics zeroed in on adolescents. (2019-12-10)
Research: Despite what you might think, sexting isn't just about sex
Sexting is extremely common among adults -- but maybe not for the reasons you think. (2019-11-26)
New findings could improve diagnosis, treatment of depression
UC Berkeley researchers investigating three symptoms of depression in chronically stressed mice have found a specific brain region associated with one of these symptoms - lack of motivation - and with no other symptoms. (2019-10-28)
Rethinking the role of technology in the classroom
Introducing tablets and laptops to the classroom has certain educational virtues, according to Annahita Ball, an assistant professor in the University at Buffalo School of Social Work, but her research suggests that tech has its limitations as well. (2019-10-22)
Limiting mealtimes may increase your motivation for exercise
Limiting access to food in mice increases levels of the hormone, ghrelin, which may also increase motivation to exercise, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2019-10-18)
Researchers identify brain protein that promotes maintenance of chronic pain
Study results illuminate the potential of novel approach for the treatment of chronic pain. (2019-10-11)
Icaros: Flight simulator home trainer
Epidemiological studies show significant correlations between periods spent sitting and the prevalence of chronic diseases. (2019-10-07)
Promising steps towards hope for a treatment for schizophrenia
The latest brain scan research from the Psychiatric Imaging group at the MRC LMS published on 3 October in Nature Communications has reported how the MOR system contributes to the negative symptoms displayed in schizophrenia patients. (2019-10-04)
Molecular link between chronic pain and depression revealed
Researchers at Hokkaido University have identified the brain mechanism linking chronic pain and depression in rats. (2019-09-26)
The secret of motivation
Success is no accident: To reach your goal you need perseverance. (2019-09-26)
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