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Obese Kids as Bright as Thinner Peers

Science Daily Obesity is not to blame for poor educational performance, according to early findings from research funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). In a study that combines statistical methods with genetic information, researchers dispel the false … Continue reading

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Vitamin B: The Happy Vitamin that Packs a Punch

Melissa Crossman Prevent Disease Vitamin B is sometimes called the “happy vitamin,” and for very good reason. Vitamin B is a dietary powerhouse, boosting energy levels and enhancing performance of nearly every system in the body. Hundreds of delicious and … Continue reading

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Kinect to watch your emotions and serve up ads

Jacob Aaron New Scientist Online adverts are already tailored to your search and browsing history, but now Microsoft has plans to add emotions to the mix. In a recently revealed patent application the company suggests that using its Kinect sensor … Continue reading

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Why Teamwork is Overrated

Psych Blog Does teamwork always enhance the performance of organisations? It might seem like a question that’s too obvious to ask. Practically every job description ever written demands ‘a good team player’. Teams of all kinds pop up everywhere in … Continue reading

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Obesity increases the risk of brain decline

Dae Hyun Yoon Press TV A recent study conducted by Korean scientists suggests that being overweight can increase the risk of brain decline and result in a poor cognitive performance. Researchers studied the relationship between being overweight and cognitive performance … Continue reading

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Why Interacting with a Woman Can Leave Men “Cognitively Impaired”

Daisy Grewal Scientific American Movies and television shows are full of scenes where a man tries unsuccessfully to interact with a pretty woman. In many cases, the potential suitor ends up acting foolishly despite his best attempts to impress. It … Continue reading

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TEDxPortsmouth – Dr. Chris Shambrook – Serious About Performance

Chris Shambrook TED Chris has been working in the area of performance enhancement as a sport psychologist since 1996. Chris has also worked extensively in business, consulting at all levels within his customers companies. The focus of his corporate work … Continue reading

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In recognizing faces, the whole is not greater than the sum of its parts

Lucy Hyde EurekAlert How do we recognize a face? To date, most research has answered “holistically”: We look at all the features—eyes, nose, mouth—simultaneously and, perceiving the relationships among them, gain an advantage over taking in each feature individually. Now … Continue reading

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Means test selective parents

Rachel Browne Sydney Morning Herald THE families of children attending selective public high schools are among the most affluent, prompting questions about the equity of the system and whether parents should face a means-tested levy. Entry to a selective school … Continue reading

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Neural Mechanisms Underlying Motivation of Mental Versus Physical Effort

Schmidt, L. et al. PLos Biology Incentive motivation refers to the process in the brain by which we translate the expectation of a potential reward into the effort required to do an action, as for instance when the expected paycheck … Continue reading

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