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Faster metabolism enabled humans to develop larger brains

Loyola University Chicago: Researchers are among the co-authors of a groundbreaking study that found humans have a higher metabolism rate than closely related primates, which enabled humans to evolve larger brains. The study, published in the journal Nature, found that humans also have a higher percentage of body fat, providing the energy reserves to fuel […]

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Scientists map roots of premeditated, violent ‘intent’ in animal brain

The bad intentions that often precede violence originate in a specific brain region, according to a study in mice led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and published in Nature Neuroscience online March 7. The work is the first, say the study authors, to tie warning signs of premeditated violence — stalking, bullying, and […]

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Mental abilities are shaped by individual brain differences

Everyone has a different mixture of personality traits: some are outgoing, some are tough and some are anxious. A new study published in Neurolmage suggests that brains also have different traits that affect both anatomical and cognitive factors, such as intelligence and memory. “A major focus of research in cognitive neuroscience is understanding how intelligence is shaped by […]

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If Alzheimer’s starts early, it can be detected early

Chicago, United States — Scientists had been saying Alzheimer’s begins in a patient at least two decades before it is detected by doctors. Now the degenerative disease can be predicted 18 years before it gets detected with technology used so far. Instead of physical tests, it is possible to detect it with simple tests on errors on memory and thinking tests, […]