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Virtual reality headsets could put children’s health at risk 

The researchers found no child experienced serious deterioration in their eyesight. However, in two cases their stereo-acuity – the ability to detect differences in distances – was disrupted, while another child showed a “drastic worsening” of balance immediately after finishing the VR game. These effects were short-lived but were nevertheless noticeable, even though the children [...]

By | 2017-10-29T17:01:08+00:00 October 29th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Neanderthal In You Is Probably To Blame For Your Mood

Researchers have found that Neanderthals passed on a lot more traits than you might think including skin tone, hair colour, sleeping patterns and even mood. Around 2% of the DNA of non-African people is Neanderthal, which means that inevitably there were always going to be some traits that were passed down. Until now though, it [...]

By | 2017-10-16T12:56:50+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Recognise and overcome unconscious bias 

We cannot eliminate our biases, but we can understand them and know that there are things that we can do to reduce the impact of biases on our decision-making and to better reflect diversity. Being aware of biases also allows us to guide others towards certain decisions or behaviours without taking away their freedom to [...]

By | 2017-10-16T05:00:54+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

For the sake of our girls, Australia needs to ban advertisements that sexualise women

It's disheartening to consider that even the most naturally attractive model cannot match the beauty of her own images once they've been airbrushed. Yet even this level of perfection is flogged as achievable, provided you buy whatever it is she's selling.To ease the insane pressure placed on girls, governments and media standards bodies must create [...]

By | 2017-10-11T11:14:56+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Does modern neuroscience help us understand behavior?

It may sound pedantic or philosophical to worry about definitions of “behavior,” “control,” and “understanding.” But for a field as young and diverse as neuroscience, dismissing these foundational discussions can cause a great deal of confusion, which in turn can bog down progress for years, if not decades. Unfortunately for today’s neuroscientists, we rarely talk [...]

By | 2017-10-10T13:40:48+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Your Mental Health Involves your Whole Body and Starts with Diet

While many individuals intuitively understand the link between how we fuel and move our bodies and how we feel, the medical community is in the midst of a paradigm shift. "This mind/body dichotomy that has informed psychiatry for at least the last 50 years or so, we know that is erroneous and is not based on [...]

Want to Rebound from Failure? Feel the Pain

Feeling the pain of failure leads to more effort to correct your mistake than simply thinking about what went wrong, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who just thought about a failure tended to make excuses for why they were unsuccessful and didn't try harder when faced with a similar situation. In contrast, people who focused [...]

Kids Praised for Being Smart are More Likely to Cheat

Kids who are praised for being smart, or who are told they have a reputation for being smart, are more likely to be dishonest and cheat, a pair of studies from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and researchers in the U.S. and China has found. OISE's Jackman [...]

By | 2017-09-18T16:35:26+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Scientist Finds Secret to Thriving

What it takes to thrive, rather than merely survive, could be as simple as feeling good about life and yourself and being good at something, according to new research. From a teenager studying for their exams to an employee succeeding at work, thriving can be seen at all ages and across all cultures. Until now [...]

By | 2017-09-18T15:49:36+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Categories: Mental Health & Wellbeing, Society & Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments