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11-09   Why are we more productive in coffee shops?

A recently released study has discovered why some people are more productive when they work in coffee shops or libraries – hard work can be contagious. The results of this study were published in the journal Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. The study The experiments were led by a team of Belgian researchers from Vrije Universiteit […]


09-26   Exercise benefits cognitive function for people with schizophrenia

People with schizophrenia and their families face many challenges, but research is showing that simple interventions can empower individuals with the disorder to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Cognitive deficits can make learning, decision-making and vocational functioning difficult and affect all aspects of life. Significant cognitive impairment affects about 75 percent of people with schizophrenia. […]


09-26   Studies show cold weather may be good for you

Winter is coming – and that might not be a bad thing. A recent study has found that – contrary to popular belief – depression symptoms don’t always grow worse in the winter. Another study found that some people may perform even BETTER in colder weather. The results of these studies were published in the […]


09-26   Discover why music moves us with ‘Music and Embodied Cognition’

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Music moves us. Whether listeners love punk rock, metal, classical, pop, techno or country, it speaks to them. That sentiment goes for anyone who has heard music. There is something in those three- to five-minute bites of musical notes that reaches into our minds and souls and makes us experience that moment, process our thoughts […]


07-09   The childhood pastimes that flex working memory

“Because it’s there.” – English mountaineer George Mallory, one of the first nonnatives to climb Mount Everest This simple quote encapsulates most of our childhoods. We turned boxes into forts, climbed trees and dug holes all because “it was there.” A new study now spotlights some of those childhood activities dramatically fine-tune working memory. Working […]


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