Study: Seniors can strengthen brains, memory with audio treatment at night

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EVANSTON, Ill. — Could calm, rhythmic audio at night help elderly people strengthen their brains? A new study from Northwestern University finds that gentle sound stimulation synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves greatly improves the deep sleep of older adults, which in turn aids them in remembering words. Previous studies showed similar results in younger …

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Study: African-American men seen as bigger, more dangerous than white counterparts

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MONTCLAIR, N.J. — As the racial divide across America continues to be a front-and-center topic in the current political atmosphere, a new study finds African-American men face exaggerated stigmas about their build when compared to white men of the same size. Researchers at Montclair State University surveyed 950 American participants online and found that the majority …

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Study: Older adults make riskier decisions than younger people

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BERLIN — Many people look to their elders when it comes to making wise decisions, but a surprising new study finds that older adults actually make riskier decisions than younger people do. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development determined that not only are older people approaching risks with a more optimistic outlook, they’re also less …

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Study: No link between violent video games, lowered empathy

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HANNOVER, Germany — Despite questions in recent years about whether there’s a correlation between crime and people who play violent, combat-driven video games, a new study finds that long term play of these types of games does not lower empathy. The study — published in Frontiers in Psychology — used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to conclude …

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Study: Take a yellow taxi cab for a safer ride

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SINGAPORE — If you decide to call a taxi, you may be better off asking for a yellow one to pick you up. A new study finds you’re less likely to be in an accident when riding in an industry-standard yellow cab compared to blue ones. Researchers at the National University of Singapore looked at …

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