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Men Estimate Men's Risks Of Common Disorders Higher Than Women Do, And Vice Versa

...timate one's own risk of illness compared to one's peers -- this is often referred to as optimism bias. Our findings suggest in contrast that what may be going on in response to these type of questions is neither an optimistic nor negative bias for one's own sex, but rather a bias towards thinking any heal...

Cultural norms not unique to human societies

...ed they possess a natural motivation to copy their peers well into adulthood and say that although other species show some cultural behaviors, the level of cultural variation shown by chimpanzees is exceeded only by humans. The study, conducted at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory Univer...

Rutgers researchers scientifically link dancing ability to mate quality

...ncing to popular music. The researchers then asked peers of the dancers to evaluate the dancing ability of these animated figures. The figures were gender-neutral, faceless and the same size ?all to keep evaluators from boosting or dropping dancers' scores based on considerations other than dance moves. T...

Cortex matures faster in youth with highest IQ

...g childhood, reaching its peak later than in their peers ?perhaps reflecting a longer developmental window ... peaking by age 11 or 12 before thinning. In their peers with average IQ, an initially thicker cortex peaked by age 8, with gradual thinning thereafter. Thos...

Mice lacking social memory molecule take bullying in stride

...n spite of repeated social defeat. Their unaltered peers subjected to the same hard knocks became confirmed loners ?unless the researchers treated them with antidepressants. "For both mice and men, social status is important; for mice, losing to a dominant mouse usually means that they avoid the dominan...

Uncovering sex-change secrets of black sea bass

..., David Berlinsky, assistant professor of zoology, peers into a big blue plastic tub. Inside, black sea bass circle slowly in the dim light. The converted barn is now an aquaculture research facility for the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture, and home to Berlinsky's latest research. Black sea bass ...

Life and death in the hippocampus: what young neurons need to survive

...uys competing with both the mature cells and their peers to fit in. You are selecting for the cell that performs best in this environment." The Gage lab previously showed that the rate at which new neurons emerge from stem cells depends on an animal's activity. "If you put animals in an enriched environm...

Fire ants: Their true story told by the scientist who loves them

...pedic new tome ?aptly titled "The Fire Ants" ?that peers have called definitive and lay readers are likely to find both engaging and instructive. In fact, an April 25 review in the New York Times declared, "This is what the public needs to know about science, not just the results presented in the driest f...

New dyslexia theory blames 'noise'

...hat infants with dyslexic parents lag behind their peers in forming categories for speech sounds. In the conclusion to their study in Psychological Science, the authors speculate that the deficit in noise exclusion may have biochemical roots in abnormal levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps the...

Dopamine used to prompt nerve tissue to regrow

...egeneration two years ago, he didn't know that his peers would have considered him crazy. His idea was simple: Because neural circuits use electrical signals often conducted by neurotransmitters (chemical messengers) to communicate between the brain and the rest of the body, he could build neurotransmitte...

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