There is coverage of a New England Journal of Medicine study showing evidence of several brain regions involved in pain. Analgesia reduced the signal supporting the relationship.
There is coverage of a study (n=28) in which increased physical activity levels were associated with improved attention.
Professor Wray Herbert looks at a method called ‘episodic future thinking’ as a means for achieving goals and examines the evidence.
‘Research Digest’ links include a look at pro-active avoidance, a look at a blogosphere discussion on study sample sizes and Vaughan Bell’s article on genetics and mental illness.
There is brief coverage of a study in which researchers found that playing music to people sleeping improved memory if it was synchronous with the slow wave activity in the person’s brain during sleep.
There is a look at the evolution of handedness in humans in this article.
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