Feeling Frisky Makes You See What You Want to SeePeople find potential romantic partners more attractive when they have, what researchers called, a "sexy mindset." They also tend to overestimate their chances of romantic success when aroused. The findings suggest the sexual system prepares the ground for forming relationships by biasing interpersonal perceptions.
3 productivity tips on working from home — straight from a distraction expertDid you know Nir Eyal, the productivity expert who helped us with this piece, is speaking at TNW2020 this year? Check out his session on ‘Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life’ here. For better or worse, the coronavirus pandemic has forced on us the world’s biggest work-from-home experiment. While working from home might be […]
Higher narcissism may be linked with more political participation. In studies done in the U.S. Denmark, researchers found that people with higher levels of narcissism were also more likely to participate in politics. This could include contacting politicians, signing petitions, donating money, etc.A politically engaged electorate is key to any thriving democracy, but not everyone participates in elections and other political activities. New research found that people who are narcissistic may also be more politically active.
AI devs created a lean, mean, GPT-3-beating machine that uses 99.9% fewer parametersAI researchers from the Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) of Munich have developed a bite-sized text generator capable of besting OpenAI‘s state of the art GPT-3 using only a tiny fraction of its parameters. GPT-3 is a monster of an AI system capable of responding to almost any text prompt with unique, original responses that are […]
Neurobiology - To keep pain in check, count down - "New studies have confirmed that there is a link between the subjective experience of pain and the relative levels of neural activity in functional structures in various sectors of the brain."Diverse cognitive strategies affect our perception of pain. Studies by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich neuroscientist Enrico Schulz and colleagues have linked the phenomenon to the coordinated activity of neural circuits located in different brain areas.
Depression, Not Anxiety, Linked With Inflammation and Metabolic ChangeDepression and anxiety have different biochemical links to inflammation and lipid metabolism. Those with depression have greater levels of inflammation and different types and amounts of lipids in their blood compared to those with anxiety. The metabolites associated with depression were linked to the severity of symptoms. Higher levels of lipids associated with depression detected in a person's blood correlated with more severe symptoms.