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How exercise may protect against Alzheimer’s

Athletes know a vigorous workout can release a flood of endorphins: "feel-good" hormones that boost mood. Now there's evidence that exercise produces another hormone that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer's disease, according to a study co-led by Ottavio... Continue Reading →

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Seeing yourself as Einstein may change the way you think

The perception of having Albert Einstein's body may help unlock previously inaccessible mental resources, finds a new study. Following a virtual reality "Einstein" experience, participants were less likely to unconsciously stereotype older people while those with low self-esteem scored better... Continue Reading →

Why are sight and sound out of sync?

The way we process sight and sound are curiously out of sync by different amounts for different people and tasks, according to a new study from City, University of London. When investigating the effect the researchers found that speech comprehension... Continue Reading →

There Is No Such Thing as Conscious Thought

There is no such thing as conscious thought, writes philosopher Peter Carruthers in blogs. He insists that conscious thought, judgment and volition are illusions and that they arise from processes of which we are forever unaware. What makes you think... Continue Reading →

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