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Published Twin research indicates that a vegan diet improves cardiovascular health (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A recent trial of identical twins comparing vegan and omnivore diets found that a vegan diet improves overall cardiovascular health.
Published Researchers find neurons work as a team to process social interactions (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have discovered that a part of the brain associated with working memory and multisensory integration may also play an important role in how the brain processes social cues. Previous research has shown that neurons in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC) integrate faces and voices -- but new research shows that neurons in the VLPFC play a role in processing both the identity of the 'speaker' and the expression conveyed by facial gestures and vocalizations.
Published Genes influence whether infants prefer to look at faces or non-social objects (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Whether infants at five months of age look mostly at faces or non-social objects such as cars or mobile phones is largely determined by genes. The findings suggest that there is a biological basis for how infants create their unique visual experiences and which things they learn most about.
Published Nostalgia and memories after ten years of social media (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
As possibilities have changed and technology has advanced, memories and nostalgia are now a significant part of our use of social media.
Published When languages collide, which survives? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers incorporate language ideologies, along with the impact of interaction between individuals with opposing preferences, on the language shift process. The team chose a quantitative approach based on a society in which only one language with two varieties, the standard and the vernacular, existed. The resulting mathematical model can predict the conditions that allow for the coexistence of different languages, presenting a comprehensive view of how language varieties are distributed within societies.
Published Study suggests even more reasons to eat your fiber (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Health professionals have long praised the benefits of insoluble fiber for bowel regularity and overall health. New research suggests even more reasons we should be prioritizing fiber in our regular diets. Researchers found that each plant source of insoluble fiber contains unique bioactives -- compounds that have been linked to lower incidence of cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes -- offering potential health benefits beyond those of the fiber itself.
Published The microbiome of fruit and vegetables positively influences diversity in the gut (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
In a meta-study, a research team has provided evidence that the consumption of fruit and vegetables contributes positively to bacterial diversity in the human gut.
Published For relationship maintenance, accurate perception of partner's behavior is key (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Married couples and long-term romantic partners typically engage in a variety of behaviors that sustain and nourish the relationship. These actions promote higher levels of commitment, which benefits couples' physical and psychological health. A new study looks at how such relationship maintenance behaviors interact with satisfaction and commitment.
Published The emotional function of dreams is not the same everywhere (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Why do we dream? A product of our brain's neurophysiology, dreaming is a complex experience that can take on many emotional tones and simulate reality to varying degrees. As a result, there is still no clear answer to this question. A study compared the dreams of two forager communities, in Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with those of individuals living in Europe and North America. It showed that the first two groups produced more threatening, but also more cathartic and socially-oriented dreams than the Western groups. These results show how strong are the links between the socio-cultural environment and the function of dreams.
Published Study reveals shyness could impact young children's performance on language tests (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Shyness can influence a child’s performance in language assessments, depending on the level of social interaction required to complete the test.
Published Don't feel appreciated by your partner? Relationship interventions can help (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
When we’re married or in a long-term romantic relationship, we may eventually come to take each other for granted and forget to show appreciation. A new study finds that it doesn’t have to stay this way. The study examined why perceived gratitude from a spouse or romantic partner changes over time, and whether it can be improved through relationship intervention programs.
Published Being a vegetarian may be partly in your genes (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A person's genetic makeup plays a role in determining whether they can stick to a strict vegetarian diet, a new study has found. The findings open the door to further studies that could have important implications regarding dietary recommendations and the production of meat substitutes.
Published Language recognition is as much about brains as it is about hearing (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have learned the efficiency by which people recognize spoken words depends as much on the mind as on hearing ability. In a new study, the researchers examined how well adults across the life span process spoken language.
Published Origin of cultural learning: Babies imitate because they are imitated (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study shows that babies learn to imitate others because they themselves are imitated by caregivers.
Published Family planning and the fear of missing out (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Among regretful parents, fear of missing out is a key motivator for having children.
Published Where do we feel love? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research sheds light on where and how we feel different kinds of love.
Published A quarter of people are undoing the benefits of healthy meals by unhealthy snacking (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A quarter of people are undoing the benefits of healthy meals with unhealthy snacks, which increases the risk of strokes and cardiovascular disease.
Published AI can help write a message to a friend -- but don't do it (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Using artificial intelligence applications to help craft a message to a friend is not a good idea -- at least if your friend finds out about the use of AI, a new study suggests.
Published Where is the love? Musical recognition crosses cultures — with an exception (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Music can take on many forms in cultures across the globe, but researchers have found in a new study that some themes are universally recognizable by people everywhere with one notable exception -- love songs.
Published Study confirms it: Opposites don't actually attract (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study looked at more than 130 traits and involved millions of couples over more than a century. It found little evidence that opposites attract. Instead, for 82% to 89% of traits, partners tended to be similar.