Archive: 07/14/2010

Exercise's brain benefits

(PhysOrg.com) -- Athletes have long known about the natural "high" exercise can induce. Now, for the first time, medical researchers have demonstrated that exercise can reverse the effects in the brain of psychological trauma ...

Jul 14, 2010
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Mixed reality cookbook

What we perceive in the world is highly influenced by what we are looking for. That is old news. Now European researchers have used this theory to create a convincing and engaging 'mixed reality', and they ...

Jul 14, 2010
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Monkey generosity: No strings attached

(PhysOrg.com) -- Among monkeys that split child care responsibilities, sharing extends to dinnertime, but grudges do not, according to research published July 14 in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Jul 14, 2010
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Consumers underpredict their ability to learn new products

(PhysOrg.com) -- After trying a new skill-based product, people think it will take them longer to learn how to use it than it actually will.This leads to them prematurely abandoning products that could be beneficial for them.The ...

Jul 14, 2010
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A rare rainforest plant blooms at Harvard

The elusive titan arum is a prehistoric sight. The unusual plant, housed at the greenhouse at the Biological Laboratories building, is more than 4 feet tall with a skyward-jutting branch called an inflorescence ...

Jul 14, 2010
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