Uncategorized Parental rules on tech use can hurt academic achievement

Parental rules on tech use can hurt academic achievement

Parents who restrict their children’s use of new media technologies may be acting counterproductively in the long run, particularly if they invoke afterschool homework time as the reason. Their children’s scholastic achievements at college lag behind the academic performance of same-age peers, a University of Zurich study shows. Hargittai and Cingel have shown that students …

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Uncategorized Wireless power for devices inside the body

Wireless power for devices inside the body

MIT researchers have developed a new way to power and communicate with devices implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used to deliver drugs, monitor conditions inside the body, or treat disease by stimulating the brain with electricity or light. The implants are powered by radio frequency waves, which can safely pass …

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Uncategorized Master One Thing at a Time

Master One Thing at a Time

If you want to master multiple habits and stick to them for good, then you need to figure out how to be consistent. How can you do that? Well, here is one of the most robust findings from psychology research on how to actually follow through on your goals: Research has shown that you are …

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Uncategorized Detecting patterns

Detecting patterns

Detecting patterns is an important part of how humans learn and make decisions. Now, researchers have seen what is happening in people’s brains as they first find patterns in information they are presented. Findings showed that the brain processes pattern learning in a different way from another common way that people learn, called probabilistic learning. …

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Uncategorized How likely is it that someone will believe conspiracy theories?

How likely is it that someone will believe conspiracy theories?

Vitriol and Jessecae K. Marsh, an associate professor of psychology at Lehigh University, have found new research that inflated confidence in one’s understanding of politics and public policy is associated with the tendency to believe in political conspiracies. That is, people who overestimate how well they understand politics are more likely to believe that hidden …

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Uncategorized Cognitive training can reduce depression and rebuild injured brain structure

Cognitive training can reduce depression and rebuild injured brain structure

New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas shows that certain cognitive training exercises can help reduce depression and improve brain health in individuals years after they have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The recent study, published in Human Brain Mapping, revealed significant reductions in the severity of …

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Uncategorized Why it pays to be humble

Why it pays to be humble

Why do people make anonymous donations, and why does the public perceive this as admirable? Why do we downplay our interest in a potential partner, if we risk missing out on a relationship? A team of scientists, consisting of Christian Hilbe, a postdoc at the Institute Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Moshe Hoffman, and …

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Uncategorized Has Infantilism Become a Norm?

Has Infantilism Become a Norm?

Views on human age need to be revisited. The value of adulthood as a period of certainty has declined for many, which means that this period is being delayed. The processes of personality development vary, and adults are preserving signs of infantilism. HSE University experts, Elena Sabelnikova and Natalia Khmeleva, suggest a new way of …

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Uncategorized Elastic fiber with electrodes to revolutionize smart clothes

Elastic fiber with electrodes to revolutionize smart clothes

EPFL scientists have found a fast and simple way to make super-elastic, multi-material, high-performance fibers. Their fibers have already been used as sensors on robotic fingers and in clothing. This breakthrough method opens the door to new kinds of smart textiles and medical implants. It’s a whole new way of thinking about sensors. The tiny …

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Uncategorized An ingestible bacterial-electronic monitor 

An ingestible bacterial-electronic monitor 

Bacteria are environmentally resilient and can be engineered to sense various biomolecules. Mimee et al. combined biosensor bacteria with a miniaturized wireless readout capsule to produce a minimally invasive device capable of in vivo biosensing in harsh, difficult-to-access environments (see the Perspective by Gibson and Burgell). The device successfully measured gastrointestinal bleeding in pigs. Biomolecular …

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