New research may help explain why curiosity promotes better memory

Everyone knows it’s easier to learn about a topic you’re curious about. Now, a new study reveals what’s going on in the brain during that process, revealing that such curiosity may give a person a memory boost. When participants in the study were feeling curious, they were better at remembering information even about unrelated topics,Continue reading “New research may help explain why curiosity promotes better memory”

Study Finds Pedophiles’ Brains Wired to Find Children Attractive

Pedophiles’ brains are “abnormally tuned” to find young children attractive, according to a new study published this week. The research, led by Jorge Ponseti at Germany’s University of Kiel, means that it may be possible to diagnose pedophiles in the future before they are able to offend. The findings, published in scientific journal Biology Letters,Continue reading “Study Finds Pedophiles’ Brains Wired to Find Children Attractive”

Scientists Construct First Detailed Map of How the Brain Organizes Everything We See

Our eyes may be our window to the world, but how do we make sense of the thousands of images that flood our retinas each day? Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found that the brain is wired to put in order all the categories of objects and actions that we see. TheyContinue reading “Scientists Construct First Detailed Map of How the Brain Organizes Everything We See”

Parents-to-be in Japan can buy a 3D printed model of their fetus

EXPECTANT parents in Japan who can’t wait to show the world what their baby will look like can now buy a 3D model of the fetus to share with their friends. Based on an MRI scan, a 3D printer can create a 9-centimetre resin model of the white fetus, encased in a transparent block inContinue reading “Parents-to-be in Japan can buy a 3D printed model of their fetus”