Study: What Women Really Want — The Effect of Women’s Cycle on Preferences for Male Behavior

(Neuroscience) In the past, there has been much excitement over research that purported to show a link between changes in a woman’s cycle and how attracted she was to men behaving in different ways. However, research at the University of Göttingen using the largest sample size to date questions these results. The new research showed that shifts in women’s cycles did not affect their preferences for men’s behaviour. The researchers found, however, that when fertile, women found all men slightly more attractive and, irrespective of their hormone cycle, flirtier men were evaluated as being more attractive for sexual relationships but less attractive for long-term relationships. The results were published in Psychological Science.

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Component of Human Breast Milk Enhances Cognitive Development in Babies

(Neuroscience News) Maternal factors, such as breast milk, have been shown to affect a baby’s development, and previous animal studies have determined that a carbohydrate, the oligosaccharide 2’FL found in maternal milk, positively influences neurodevelopment. Now, in the first study done in humans, investigators at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego, have shown that 2’FL found in breast milk enhances cognitive development. Findings will be published in PLOS ONE on Feb 12.

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Kids Three Times as Likely to Eat Healthy After Watching Cooking Shows with Healthy Food

(Neuroscience News) Children aged between 10-12 were almost three times as likely to make healthier eating decisions after watching cooking shows that featured healthy foods. Related Parents Beware: Food Causes Nutrition Deficiency: Soda and Fast Food Cripple Brain Development, According to New Study Source – Neuroscience News by Staff Writer, January 3rd 2020 Television programs […]

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Study: Link Between Emotion and Addictive Substance Use Explained

(Neuroscience News) What drives a person to smoke cigarettes – and keeps one out of six U.S. adults addicted to tobacco use, at a cost of 480,000 premature deaths each year despite decades of anti-smoking campaigns? What role do emotions play in this addictive behavior? Why do some smokers puff more often and more deeply or even relapse many years after they’ve quit? If policy makers had those answers, how could they strengthen the fight against the global smoking epidemic?

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