Anthropomorphizing the emotion of sadness (thinking of sadness as a person) can decrease levels of sadness, which can help people consequently avoid making impulsive buying decisions.
We spend our days looking at them, talking to them, and touching them. They increasingly consume our time, attention and money. We are addicted to our digital devices--or, more precisely, the digital experiences they give us. A study by SFU Beedie professor Leyland Pitt and his co-authors analyzed the growing problem with digital addiction and how marketers as well as app developers contribute to this 21st-century phenomenon.
'If you don't behave, I'll call the police,' is a lie that parents might use to get their young children to behave. Parents' lies elicit compliance in the short term, but a new psychology study led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) suggests that they are associated with detrimental effects when the child becomes an adult.
Success is no accident: To reach your goal you need perseverance. But where does the motivation come from? An international team of researchers led by scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now identified the neural circuit in the brain of fruit flies which makes them perform at their best when searching for food.
'Keep your eyes on the road.' With the recent advances in vehicle-assisted safety technology and in-car displays, this old adage has a new meaning, thanks to two new applications of eye-tracking technology developed by researchers at the University of Missouri.
A new study from researchers reveals that perceptions of impostorism are quite common both in the workplace and the classroom and uncovers one of the best ways to cope with such feelings: seeking social support from those outside their academic program.
By measuring the brain activity of mice during decision making, neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory observed that like humans, mice also seemed to fidget, or make uninstructed movements unrelated to the trained task.
To best serve the clinical needs of individuals with MS, neuropsychological testing needs to be viewed in larger context comprising non-cognitive variables, such as motor ability and demographic values, fatigue and depression, and disease activity and level of disability, as well as person-specific factors such as personality and coping styles. 'It's important to note that other types of assessments used to evaluate individuals with MS need to be subjected to the same standards for validity as neuropsychological assessments,' said Dr. Weber.
New research from Michigan State University identified characteristics and gender-specific behaviors in kids that could lead them to become juvenile hackers. The researchers assessed responses from 50,000 teens from around the world to determine predictors of hacking and are the first to dig into gendered differences from a global data set.
Detailed observations in the lateral septum indicate that the well-connected region processes movement, and reward information to help direct behavior.