The Scent of Coffee Appears to Boost Math Performance

The Scent of Coffee Appears to Boost Math Performance Summary: Researchers say coffee like scents helped people perform better on analytic task. Additionally, exposure to the scent has a similar effect to drinking coffee, suggesting the coffee scent has a placebo effect. Source: Stevens Institute of Technology. Drinking coffee seems to have its perks. In […]

Neurons Can Carry More Than One Signal at a Time

Neurons Can Carry More Than One Signal at a Time Summary: A new study reveals a single neuron is capable of encoding information from two different sounds by switching between signals associated with one sound to that of the other. Source: Duke University. Back in the early days of telecommunications, engineers devised a clever way […]

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mother’s Gut

Autism Risk Determined by Health of Mother’s Gut Summary: Researchers have successfully identified autism risk in young mice by examining their mother’s microbiome during pregnancy. The study, which may offer the earliest detection of autism, could pave the way to developing preventative measures against forms of autism by altering the maternal diet and probiotic intake. […]

Sugar Improves Memory in Over 60s

Sugar Improves Memory in Over 60s, Study Suggests Summary: Increasing blood sugar levels in those over 60 helps improve memory and performance, a new study reports. Source: University of Warwick. Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by […]

Sugar Improves Memory in Over 60s, Study Suggests

Sugar Improves Memory in Over 60s, Study Suggests Summary: Increasing blood sugar levels in those over 60 helps improve memory and performance, a new study reports. Source: University of Warwick. Sugar improves memory in older adults – and makes them more motivated to perform difficult tasks at full capacity – according to new research by […]