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Enhance Your Brain by Playing Video Games

A new research has discovered that a positive association does exist between the amounts of time used for playing video games and thickness of specific areas of the brain. Such results released in the journal PLOS ONE could demonstrate a biological reason for the cognition’s  improvements which were previously thought to […]

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Crows understand water displacement at the level of a small child.
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Crows Understand Water Displacement and Show Causal Understanding of a Small Child

On March 26, 2014, there was an article published in the open access journal PLOS ONE. In the article, Sarah Jelbert and her colleagues from University of Auckland released their research results about the causal understanding of New Caledonian crows. Such birds might understand how to get a reward by displacing […]

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How to Boost Self-Control? Finding Pleasure in Productive Activities Is the Key.

How to Boost Self-Control? Finding Pleasure in Productive Activities Is the Key.

Sometimes you can’t concentrate on study, sometimes you want to loaf on your job—low self-control becomes a common issue in today’s society. Recently, Michael Inzlicht, associate professor at Toronto University proposed a new insight: The willpower of self-control is not a limited resource. The results have been published in Trends […]

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Do You Still Believe Your Eyes?

Do You Still Believe Your Eyes?

El Greco is a famous Spanish painter, whose artworks feature in long and narrow objects. Some people believe that Greco’s visual system is different from the others and thus he draws what he sees, so everything he draws is narrow and long. This explanation seems reasonable, but this is actually […]

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Is Your Uniqueness an Illusion?

Is Your Uniqueness an Illusion?

You want to be unique? Congratulations, you did it!  In an individualism-emphasizing society, everyone wants to be unique. However, is your uniqueness a fact or just an illusion or a good feeling of yourself? Researchers are curious about what factors can affect people’s feeling about uniqueness. They asked the subject […]

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