Psychology & Health
A healthy mind in a healthy body: scientific findings and interesting facts on psychology and health. Incredible hypotheses about human conscious and subconscious mind.
Several studies have suggested that there is a relationship between a person’s height and… the role he or she plays in a romantic relationship. But how can the person’s height affect an emotional state of his or her mind? A recent survey by the University of Oxford studied how short people perceive the world around them. With the help of avatars, the researchers put the participants to a virtual experience, during which they were in metro along with other people… being a few inches shorter than their actual height. (more…)
These sequences, which proved to be part of a sophisticated immune system used by bacteria to fight viruses, give scientists an unprecedented opportunity to rewrite the code of life. Just a year ago, it was discovered that bacteria can be used to perform specific changes in the DNA of plants, animals, and people.
The molecular system known as Crispr has already made the production of genetically modified animals a much easier process. The first experimental results (more…)
A British cancer patient astonished doctors when 70 potentially lethal tumors disappeared from his body in just twelve weeks.
In 2001, 47 year-old Ian Brooks manifested a rare form of non- Hodgkin lymphoma – a cancer that attacks the immune system. The treatments effectively fought the disease then, but in 2008 the cancer reappeared more aggressive than ever. (more…)
The U.S. federal agency Food and Drug Administration (FDA) begins its consideration of biological procedures which, if successful, will allow to create genetically modified people, reports in an article for The New York Times Marcy Darnovsky, executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society.
“This is a dangerous step”, warns Darnovsky. According to her, these methods will “change all the cells in the bodies of children born as a result of their use, and these changes will be (more…)
Researchers in Canada say that we feel a physical attraction to a person who has similar voice to ours as regards pronunciation, volume and tone.
Previous studies have focused on how manly or feminine a voice is. Men with deep voices and women with thin voices were considered by far the most charming. However, new research demonstrates that the mechanisms behind these preferences are more complex.
Researchers of the University of British Columbia claim that “the voice is a versatile tool that people use to shape their identity.”
After a series of tests and experiments, it turned out that (more…)