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Smartphone distraction can ruin a relationship

People who cannot stop checking their smartphones may be contributing to depression in their romantic partners, says research into ‘phubbing.’

High-fructose diet slows recovery from brain injury

A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rat brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, neuroscientists report. Revealing a link between nutrition and brain health, the finding offers implications for the 5.3 million Americans living with a trauma…

Discovering the brain’s memory switch

Scientists have recorded evidence of the brain turning off its memory inhibitor to make new memories.

Online affairs can be addictive, new OU study finds

A new study by psychology academics at The Open University is the first in the UK to explore the impact of internet infidelity among those with real experience of it and sees how it is directly…

Perceptions of beauty are 50% individual

How people perceive beauty is partly due to genetic factors, partly due to shared experience, but largely dependent on specific individual interactions, a new study finds.

Brain chemical may help treat ‘tics’ in people with Tourette syndrome

Researchers say that mimicking the activity of a chemical called GABA in the brain may be a promising treatment strategy for ‘tics’ among people with Tourette syndrome.