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Exercise motivation could be linked to certain smells, mouse study finds

On a near daily basis, the internet spews out numerous tips and tricks for exercise motivation. Now we can add smell to the long and growing list.

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Everyday activities enhance personal well-being

Physical activity makes happy and is important to maintain psychic health. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim studied the brain regions which ...

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What makes a happy couple, a happy family?

"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," Leo Tolstoy wrote famously in 1878 in the opening lines of Anna Karenina. Turns out the Russian author was onto something.

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Are we the same person throughout our lives? In essence, yes

A psychobiological study led by the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) on personal identity and its modification over time in parallel with the changes that individuals experience has shown that the essence of our being ...

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What will the new post-pandemic normal look like?

Will the wearing of bowties ever rebound with the once-fashion-conscious who've grown used to every day being pandemic casual? How about the dollar bill, now that so much spending has gone online and onto plastic? What about ...

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Childhood empathy important predictor of aggression

Young children who are less empathetic than their peers are more likely to be aggressive when older. This is what Malou Noten concludes in her dissertation. Ph.D. defense on 25 November.

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Memories of past events retain remarkable fidelity even as we age

Scientists studying the complex relationship between aging and memory have found that in a controlled experiment, people can remember the details about past events with a surprising 94% accuracy, even accounting for age. ...

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Cocoa flavanols boost brain oxygenation, cognition in healthy adults

The brains of healthy adults recovered faster from a mild vascular challenge and performed better on complex tests if the participants consumed cocoa flavanols beforehand, researchers report in the journal Scientific Reports. ...

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If you expect an itch, you'll get an itch

If you expect something is going to itch, the itching really does get worse. Leiden health psychologist Danielle Bartels has proved the effect of negative expectations on itching. What's remarkable is that this nocebo effect ...