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How does background noise affect our concentration?

How does background noise affect our concentration?

Mark A. W. Andrews, director and professor of physiology at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pa., replies

January 4, 2010 — Michael Rugg and Mark A. W. Andrews
Natural Pot-Like Compound Could Fight Obesity

Natural Pot-Like Compound Could Fight Obesity

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds that endocannabinoids, compounds naturally found in the body related to pot's active ingredient, could inform the effort to control appetite. Cynthia Graber reports

December 29, 2009
Smaller Fingers Mean More Sensitive Fingertips

Smaller Fingers Mean More Sensitive Fingertips

A study in the Journal of Neuroscience finds that people with smaller fingers have more sensitive fingertips, probably due to a higher concentration of touch receptors in a given area. Cynthia Graber reports.

December 17, 2009
Hockey and Concussions

Hockey and Concussions

Researchers are asking hockey players to give up their brains to study the long-term impact of concussions. Christie Nicholson reports

December 8, 2009
Caffeine Merely Masks Alcohol's Effect

Caffeine Merely Masks Alcohol's Effect

An animal study in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience finds that coffee after alcohol consumption might merely make the drinker feel more capable, which could lead to bad decision making. Steve Mirsky reports

December 8, 2009
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Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.