Do men and women have different ways of thinking? Most people think so, but now there’s some proof. Men’s and women’s brains have different ‘connectomes’ and that makes a difference to the way we think, says Penn State.
Now that most people have a camera in their phone there are billions of photographs being taken around the world every day. But if you’re hoping your snaps will help you remember – you could be wrong. People who took snaps on a museum tour remembered less of what they’d seen.
Generally our relationship with our smartphone mightn’t be so smart either. Kent State university students who used their smartphones more were more anxious and had worse grades.
More is known of the effects of the bacteria in our gut on our stress levels and now there’s a link to autism. There’s a link between the autism and gastrointestinal issues. A probiotic seems to alleviate behavioural problems.
And new evidence that mindfulness meditation can change our bodies on a molecular level. The first study showing rapid alteration of gene expression after mindfulness practice.