Month: July 2017

What do Trump’s tweets say about his personality?

July 25, 2017

The Twitter messages of Donald J. Trump, the entrepreneurial businessman turned US president, show that he is creative, competitive and a rule-breaker, but also has neurotic tendencies. An analysis of Trump’s tweets and what implications his personality traits have for political leadership are the focus of a new study. Read More

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Alcohol boosts recall of earlier learning, study suggests

July 24, 2017

Drinking alcohol improves memory for information learned before the drinking episode began, new research suggests. Read More

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Controlling memory by triggering specific brain waves during sleep

July 6, 2017

Manipulating the pulses of electrical activity in the thalamus during non-REM deep sleep make mice remember or forget. Read More

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Meaningless accelerating scores yield better performance

July 5, 2017

Seemingly any behavior can be ‘gamified’ and awarded digital points these days, from tracking the steps you’ve walked to the online purchases you’ve made and even the chores you’ve completed. Tracking behavior in this way helps to spur further action and new research shows that even meaningless scores can serve as effective motivators, as long […]

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