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Published Grocery store carts set to help diagnose common heart rhythm disorder and prevent stroke (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
It could be the shopping trip that saves your life: supermarket trolleys are helping to diagnose atrial fibrillation which can then be treated to prevent disabling or fatal strokes.
Published Phone communication spurs a cascading effect on social influence (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Social influence from phone communications is significant, reaching as far as four degrees of separation from the original caller, according to a new study.
Published Illusions are in the eye, not the mind (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Numerous visual illusions are caused by limits in the way our eyes and visual neurones work -- rather than more complex psychological processes, new research shows.
Published Conflict in marriage less harmful for kids when dad keeps it constructive (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Conflict is unavoidable in all marriages. When it erupts in families with children, stressed or angry parents may take their pain out on the kids, projecting their anger or withdrawing emotionally or physically. In the worst cases, children's socioemotional development can suffer. But the way parents, especially fathers, deal with marital conflict can make a difference to kids, according to a new study.
Published Married people who cheat don't often regret it (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Married people who have affairs find them highly satisfying, express little remorse and believe the cheating didn't hurt their otherwise healthy marriages, finds a new report on the psychology of infidelity.
Published Amputees feel warmth in their missing hand (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
An unexpected discovery about temperature feedback has led to new bionic technology that allows amputees to sense the temperature of objects ¬-- both hot and cold -- directly in the phantom hand. The technology opens up new avenues for non-invasive prosthetics.
Published Researchers discover brain circuit underlying spontaneous synchronized movement of individuals in groups (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Individual fish in schools scatter in unison when a predator is in their midst. Such precisely coordinated group movements and immobility during threats have long been observed in insects and mammals. Now, a brain pathway has been discovered that enables individual animals to rapidly coordinate a unified response, with no rehearsal required.
Published The brain reacts differently to touch depending on context (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The touch of another person may increase levels of the 'feelgood' hormone oxytocin. But the context really matters. The situation impacts oxytocin levels not only in the moment, but also later.
Published Married couples who merge finances may be happier, stay together longer (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
The Beatles famously sang, 'Money can't buy me love,' but married couples who manage their finances together may love each other longer, according to new research.
Published Why do Champagne bubbles rise the way they do? Scientists' new discovery is worthy of a toast (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
ere are some scientific findings worthy of a toast: Researchers have explained why bubbles in Champagne fizz up in a straight line while bubbles in other carbonated drinks, like beer or soda, don’t.
Published 'Gluing' soft materials without glue (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
If you're a fan of arts and crafts, you're likely familiar with the messy, sticky, frustration-inducing nature of liquid glues. But researchers now have a brand-new way to weld squishy stuff together without the need for glue at all. They've demonstrated a universal, 'electroadhesion' technique that can adhere soft materials to each other just by running electricity through them.
Published Cannabinoids give worms the munchies, too (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Marijuana (cannabis) is well known for giving people the 'munchies.' Not only does it make people want to eat more, but it also makes them crave the tastiest, most high-calorie foods. Now a new study shows that well-studied nematode worms (C. elegans) react to those chemicals known as cannabinoids in precisely the same way.
Published Chitin from consuming insects can help both gut microbiota and global health (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Increased insect consumption by humans may be better for both gut health and planetary health. Chitin (kai'tin) and healthy fats from insects appear to contribute to healthy gut microbiota and are strong sources of protein and nutrients, according to a recent paper.
Published Human brains process social situations similarly -- researchers discovered a brain network for social perception (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A recent study shows that different people have similar brain activity when perceiving social situations. Researchers discovered an extensive neural network in the human brain that effectively processes various social information.
Published Social consequences of using AI in conversations (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have found people have more efficient conversations, use more positive language and perceive each other more positively when using an artificial intelligence-enabled chat tool.
Published Study examines how social rank affects response to stress (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists say their study could shed light on stress-related mental illnesses but that more research is needed.
Published Positive experiences in close relationships are associated with better physical health, new research suggests (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Social relationships influence physical health, but questions remain about the nature of this connection. New research suggests that the way you feel about your close relationships may be affecting the way your body functions.
Published Vocal tract size, shape dictate speech sounds (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers explore how anatomical variations in a speaker's vocal tract affect speech production. Using MRI, the team recorded the shape of the vocal tract for 41 speakers as the subjects produced a series of representative speech sounds. They averaged these shapes to establish a sound-independent model of the vocal tract. Then they used statistical analysis to extract the main variations between speakers. A handful of factors explained nearly 90% of the differences between speakers.
Published Few people seem to find real joy in JOMO (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Most people who ranked high in 'joy of missing out' or JOMO also reported high levels of social anxiety in a recent study. The term JOMO has been popularized as a healthy enjoyment of solitude in almost direct opposition to the negative FOMO, the 'fear of missing out' people may have when seeing others having fun experiences without them. In an analysis of two samples of adults, researchers found mixed results when it comes to JOMO with evidence that there is some anxiety behind the joy.
Published Personality, satisfaction linked throughout adult lifespan (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Certain personality traits are associated with satisfaction in life, and despite the changes people may experience in social roles and responsibilities over the course of their adult lives, that association is stable regardless of age, according to new research.