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Save the Neurons: Fighting the effects of Parkinsons

Possibly one of the most famous cases of parkinson’s is Michael J. Fox. More than just the “shakes” parkinson’s can cause a whole host of other problems mentally and physically . 798 more words

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What is this reciprocity of which you speak?

In the debate over cultural vs. practical explanations for military behavior (assuming we need to prefer one over the other), the concept of reciprocity will undoubtedly surface. 5,357 more words

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研究:對方愛戀你會看眼睛 看肢體則只是想性愛

你相信一見鍾情嗎?有美國研究指出,可以藉由對方看你的眼神部位,決定他對你是何種感覺,如果眼神接觸的部位是眼睛,表示他對你有戀愛的感覺,如果是其他地方,則可能只是想要性愛。

美國芝加哥大學(University of Chicago)的教授卡西歐波(Stephanie Cacioppo)指出,現有研究還無法詳細證實「一見鍾情」與人們是怎麼墜入愛河的,但藉由雙方接觸的下意識反應,可以研判彼此的感覺為何,發生時間可能只有0.5秒。

研究者對受試者進行兩個實驗,他們得分別看兩組照片,一個是一對情侶在一起互動接觸的照片,另一張則是看一位頗具吸引力異性的照片,那位異性的眼神直視鏡頭,看著受試者。

實驗完詢問受試者是否有戀愛或是性愛的感受,再對照他們眼神的移動,發現當他們自白被照片吸引,有點怦然心動的感覺時,眼神通常會固定在對方臉上;而如果是被照片引發性慾,則眼神會從臉部移動到身體其他部位。

科學家表示這項調查也可應用在精神病學與婚姻輔導等臨床研究中,該篇發表在《心理科學》(Psychological Science)期刊上。

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Suddenly, the Sun is Eerily Quiet: Where Did the Gunspots Go?

The sun has gone quiet. Almost too quiet. A few weeks ago it was teeming with sunspots, as you would expect since we are supposed to be in the middle of solar maximum-the time in the sun’s 11-year cycle when it is the most active. 462 more words

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Lincoln suffered from PTSD?

Abe Lincoln was anything but normal in many ways, including behavior that demonstrated hyper-vigilance, suicidal thoughts, exposing himself to mortal dangers, extreme emotional swings, unexpected eruptions, etc. 150 more words

Lincoln's Diary

Shelfie Saturday - the super deluxe office edition !

I am not sure how it happened but my office slowly became a sort of dumping ground for everything I didn’t have the time or energy to deal with.   593 more words

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