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The Life-Changing Impact Silence Has on Our Brains

When it comes to mental health, there are quite a number of times when silence is gold and speech silver. Indeed, contemporary life is now littered with too many noisy distractions that we seem to have accepted it as the norm in society. To truly appreciate silence, one needs to have an understanding of the

Study finds our visual world of color is largely incorrect

Color awareness has long been a puzzle for researchers in neuroscience and psychology, who debate over how much color observers really perceive. A study from Dartmouth in collaboration with Amherst College finds that people are aware of surprisingly limited color in their peripheral vision; much of our sense of a colorful visual world is likely

Experts Reveal the Reason Why Our Muscles Tighten Up

Have you experienced a sudden muscle cramp and tightness after a workout? Not only is it painful to deal with, but it can also limit our movement – which interferes with your exercise routine. What could be the reason behind muscle tightness, and how can we prevent it? Here’s what the experts have to say.

Nine Of Our Favorite Things About Dax Shepard For His Birthday

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are notoriously private about their family, only sharing pictures of daughters Licoln, 6, and Delta, 5, with their faces hidden or obscured. But, in other ways, the duo are very open about parenthood. Like with most things, Shepard approaches fatherhood with equal parts enthusiasm, honesty, and humor. He also is

Does aging make our brains less efficient?

We are an aging population. Demographic projections predict the largest population growth will be in the oldest age group—one study predicted a doubling of people age 65 and over between 2012 and 2050. Understanding aging and prolonging healthy years is thus becoming increasingly important. For Michele Diaz, Ph.D., of Pennsylvania State University, understanding aging is

The rise of ‘eco-anxiety’: Climate change affects our mental health, too

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) recently declared climate change a health emergency, reflecting similar positions taken by a growing list of peak medical bodies around the world. The AMA’s statement highlights the significant impacts climate change is having on physical health, including an increase in climate-related deaths. The World Health Organisation regards climate change as

How our sense of taste changes as we age

Taste is a complex phenomenon. We do not experience the sensation through a single sense (as we would when we see something using our sense of sight, for example) but rather it is made up of the five senses working together to allow us to appreciate and enjoy food and drink. Initial visual inspection of

Are eyes the window to our mistakes?

We all make poor decisions from time to time. Researchers at the University of Arizona are working to better understand why, and they’re looking to the eyes for answers. To study mistake making in humans, researchers performed an auditory test on 108 participants in a lab. Each participant listened to a series of 20 clicks,

Oreo's New Cookie Flavor Has Us Scratching Our Heads

Oreo’s may just be our favorite grocery store cookie. I mean, whether you bite ’em, twist ’em or dunk ’em, they are delicious, but their latest flavor has us scratching our heads. According to Instagram user @thejunkfoodaisle, Nabisco will be releasing a buttered popcorn-flavored Oreo. Say what?! Details about the cookie are vague, though we imagine