Why We Walk our Dogs

It appears to be a case of ‘do what makes you happy’ for people who regularly walk their dogs. According to new University of Liverpool research, owners are motivated to go dog walking because it Read More

Why Teens take Risks

A popular theory in recent neuroscience proposes that slow development of the prefrontal cortex — and its weak connectivity with brain reward regions — explains teens seemingly impulsive and risky behavior. But an extensive literature Read More

Video Games Relieve Work Stress

More than half of Americans regularly experience cognitive fatigue related to stress, frustration, and anxiety while at work. Those in safety-critical fields, such as air traffic control and health care, are at an even greater Read More

Is Your Smartphone Not So Smart?

Your cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it’s off. That’s the takeaway finding from a new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Read More

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