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Lack of sleep affecting students’ mental health especially women

More than two thirds (65.5%) of students are experiencing poor sleep quality and this is linked to mental health problems, new research published in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Human Biologysuggests. The findings, based on more than 1,000 (1,113) men and... Continue Reading →

Sense of smell is our most rapid warning system

The ability to detect and react to the smell of a potential threat is a precondition of our and other mammals' survival. Using a novel technique, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have been able to study what happens in... Continue Reading →

Inconsistent Sleep Times Linked to Higher BMI Percentile in Toddlers

Establishing a consistent sleep schedule for a toddler can be one of the most challenging aspects of child rearing, but it also may be one of the most important. Research findings from a team including Lauren Covington, an assistant professor... 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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